Brazier (Accepted)

Brazier (Accepted)

A brazier is a container for burning coals or charcoal; it’s used as a heat source for cooking, metalwork, or warming a room.  In modern heraldry, it’s also called a “fire-chest”, and is shown as an iron box containing flames [Franklyn 50; Parker 257]; but no heraldic examples of this charge have been yet cited from period armory.  As an artifact, the brazier was commonly depicted as a bowl filled with flames; and this is how the brazier is drawn in Society heraldry.  (It’s often blazoned “flammant” or “enflamed”, even though it wouldn’t be a brazier without the flames.)  The illustration is taken from Jost Amman’s Book of Trades, 1568 [31].  For related charges, see lamp, torch (cresset).  See also beacon.

Ari ben Eleazer bears:  Tierced per pall argent, purpure and Or, on an open parchment scroll fesswise proper a brazier sable enflamed proper, in chief two swords in saltire sable.

Seamus Gillemore bears:  Sable, a brazier argent flaming Or.

Máel Brigte ingen Aimirgen bears:  Argent, a brazier gules.

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