Section of 16th-17th century English stained glass


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Description:  A section of stained glass designed as a coat of arms for the Wayte family.  It consists of argent and gules chevron between three hunting horns.

Circa 16th-17th century, England.

History:  The surname, Wayte, was founded in 1180 in the Norman Exchequer Rolls, with regards to Robert La Waite.

The surname dates back to the Anglo-Saxons in Great Britain.

Since Medieval times, every major British town had a band of waits. Oftentimes, they played their music at civic occasions.  They also played to wake the townspeople for work on dark, wintry mornings.  They played until 1835 when the salaried waits were abolished.

Christmas Waits were bands of street musicians who formed during the holiday season to play carols around their community to raise money.

Provenance:  Unknown.

Dimensions: 7″H x 9-1/2″W.

Condition:  Age-appropriate wear.

Repairs/Replacements:  None.

Stock #: NEOWA-20

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