Sieve (Period)

Sieve (Period)

A sieve is a shallow round frame with a perforated bottom, used by millers to separate chaff, sand, insect bodies, &c, from the flour. The sieve is a period charge, found in the canting arms (Italian crivello) of di Crivellis, mid-15th Century [Triv 91], and again in the arms of Chrinelli, c.1550 [BSB Cod.Icon 272:211].

The sieve is depicted in slight trian aspect, with the top edge tilted away from the viewer.

Anne Cooke bears: Per pale sable and Or, a sieve counterchanged.

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