Vase (Period)

Vase (Period)

A vase is a decorative vessel, generally taller than it is wide, and frequently double-handled; holding flowers was just one of its uses.  It’s a period charge, found in the arms of Sodré, c.1540 [Nobreza xxxvº], and of von Könder, 1605 [Siebmacher 161]; a vase without handles (and bearing flowers) is found in the arms of Fogler or Vogler, c.1560 [BSB Cod.Icon 390:715].

Society armory also has the “urn”, more used for storage than display:  similar in shape to the vase but somewhat broader in proportion, and usually without handles.  For related charges, see amphora.

Thomas Tarn Travis bears:  Per pale embattled Or and vert, in fess a tree and a vase counterchanged.

Richard of Havn bears:  Vert, upon a plate two urns azure, a base indented Or.

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