Count of Tresmes 1630-1648, duke of Tresmes 1648-1669 (1579-1670)
Blazon: Per quarterly I azure a bend argent* between two wyverns rampant or (Baillet), II or in the dexter corner of a chief gules an escutcheon of Montmorency, the dexter chief quarter argent a molet of five points sable (Aunoy), III or a cross gules between sixteen alerions azure (Montmorency), IV argent a chief gules surmounted by a lion rampant azure (Vendôme), overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure three dexter hands couped or surmounted by a quarter chequy of argent and the field (Potier)
*Although it is shown here as or, the blazon specifies argent.
Blazon: Per saltire argent and azure a saltire parted and fretty counterchanged between in chief a bee volant and in base three papyrus plants palewise in fess proper, and on the dexter a ram’s head caboshed and a bull’s head caboshed or
Crest: On a wreath of the colors, a mural crown gules a wyvern reguardant wings expanded argent and charged on the shoulder with a cog-wheel azure
Supporters: On the dexter a bull reguardant argent gorged with a mural crown azure charged on the shoulder with a rose gules barbed and seeded proper; on the sinister a wyvern reguardant wings expanded of the first gorged with a mural crown of the third charged on the shoulder with a cog-wheel of the second
To gothic fancy alone, we owe the introduction of gryphons, mermaids, wyverns, and harpies, which were congenial with the enchanted groves and the habitation of magicians, in a clime, where those romantic images were nurtured and encouraged.”
— From Inquiries into the Origin and Process of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dalloway, p45