Robert Viner 1631-1688

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Sir Robert VINER or VYNER 1631-1688

Armorial stamp of Sir Robert Viner (British Armorial Bindings).

Biographical Note

Born in Warwick; son of William Vyner. Apprenticed to his father's half-brother Thomas Vyner (1588–1665), a goldsmith and banker, in 1646. He became the king's goldsmith after the Restoration.


Books with his armorial stamp survive. A copy of London's armory by Richard Wallis (1677), presented to Viner by the author with his manuscript arms incorporated, was sold at Forum Auctions, 26 March 2020, lot 437.