Covered saltcellar shedding salt (Period)

Covered saltcellar shedding salt (Period)

A saltcellar is a decorative vessel, made of glass or metal, used on the table for holding salt.  In period, it was blazoned a “covered salte”, and was depicted with the salt spilling from either side, to help distinguish it from a cup; such “shedding salt”, even though part of the charge’s definition, was nonetheless explicitly blazoned.  The illustration shows a covered saltcellar shedding salt, taken from the arms of the Worshipful Company of Salters, 1530 [Bromley & Child 214].

Isobel of Werchesope bears:  Gules, a covered saltcellar Or shedding salt argent.

Mordecai Salzer bears:  Per bend azure and argent, a covered saltcellar, the salt shedding on both sides, and a menorah counterchanged.

Yseulte Trevelyn bears as a badge:  A saltcellar shedding salt argent.

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