Gridiron (Period)

Gridiron (Period)

A gridiron is a metal lattice for broiling or grilling food (or, in the case of St. Lawrence, saints).  It’s a period charge, found in the canting arms of the Worshipful Company of Girdlers, 1454 [Bromley & Child 109].  The gridiron is palewise, handle to base, by default.  See also portcullis, strike.

Maren Lauritsdatter bears:  Per pale azure and vert, three gridirons argent.

Domenico Barbiere da Mantova bears as a badge:  A gridiron sable.

Jean Yves de Chierebourg bears as a badge:  A gridiron argent.

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