A basket is a small container of woven cane or straw, with a handle for carrying. The unqualified term refers to a generic round hand-basket; this form is found in the arms of Lyttylborne or Littleborn, c.1480 [DBA1 106; Parker 45; Bedingfeld 58]. Medieval heraldry has also the “bread-basket”, a two-handled basket filled with breadloaves, as found in the arms of Milton or Middleton Abbey, 1405 [DBA1 106, Parker 46]. For related charges, see fan (winnowing). See also urinal.
Morwydd Fyngwen bears: Azure, a basket Or, in chief three snowflakes argent.
Caterina Leonora de Forza d’Agro bears: Or, a round-bottomed basket within a bordure vert.
Lisabetta Bartholomea Zanca bears: Per pale gules and azure, a handbasket and a base Or.