Peel, baker’s

Baker's peel charged with breadloaves (Period)

Baker’s peel charged with breadloaves (Period)

A baker’s peel, or baker’s paddle, is a long-handled wooden spatula, used for placing bread into (and taking it out of) ovens.  It is therefore often shown with manchets, or breadloaves, on the paddle.  The baker’s peel is a period charge, found in the canting arms (Italian pala) of Palazolo, mid-15th C. [Triv 281].  Its default orientation is palewise, paddle to chief [Parker 450].  See also oar, spade.

Giacomo Fornerigo bears: Or, a baker’s peel bendwise sinister sable charged with three loaves of bread Or sustained by an arm embowed issuant from sinister proper vested sable, a chief rayonny gules.

Rowena Longstrider bears: Purpure, a cooking pot between a mascle of four baker’s paddles, heads to chief argent.

Tomas de Courcy bears as a badge: On a baker’s peel vert three plates.

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