Glove-puppet (Period)

Glove-puppet (Period)

A glove-puppet is a doll attached to a simplified glove, worn over the hand and used in amusements.  It is a period charge, found in German heraldry c.1400 [Neubecker 122].  For related charges, see gauntlet, human figure.

Linnet Kestrel bears:  Or, a glove-puppet displayed affronty erased of a man vested of chain, helm and surcoat azure, atop the dexter arm a hen linnet close to sinister and atop the sinister arm a cock kestrel close proper.

Ismay of Giggleswick bears as a badge:  A glove-puppet vested vair, faced argent, collared and wearing a jester’s cap gules.

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