Basket (Period)

Basket (Period)

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.

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