Bucket (Period)

Bucket (Period)

A bucket is a flat-bottomed container, with a handle and cylindrical or slightly tapering sides, used for hauling water.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Whitwell, c.1480 [DBA2 315; Bedingfeld 58].  The default bucket is assumed to be made of wood; if another material (e.g., leather) is intended, it must be specified in the blazon.  A “bucket proper” is brown, the color of wood.  For related charges, see tub.

Mateusz z Plocka bears:  Counter-ermine, a bucket Or.

Linnett of Monadh bears:  Gules, three buckets in pale Or.

Morgan Catriona Bruce bears as a badge:  A wooden bucket proper.

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