Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Escarbuncle

See also: Escarbuncle in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Escarbuncle (1) §

A cross and saltire nowy. Typically shown with ends fleury, as here.

Default orientation: one arm to chief. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

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Escarbuncle (2) §

A cross and saltire nowy. Typically shown with ends fleury, as here.

Default orientation: one arm to chief. No proper coloration.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Folio 42.)

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Escarbuncle of 6 Points §

A modified escarbuncle with only six arms instead of the default eight. Default orientation: one arm to chief. No proper coloration.

Sometimes used to represent a snowflake, which is not a registrable charge as the form of snowflakes was not discovered until the post-period invention of more powerful lenses.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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