Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Fess

See also: Fess in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Fess (1) §

Central ordinary. The height is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a thick fess.

Should be centered on the fess line, with minor adjustments to accommodate secondary charges.

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Fess (2) §

Central ordinary. The height is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a thin fess.

Should be centered on the fess line, with minor adjustments to accommodate secondary charges.

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Fess Bretessed §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Checky §

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

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Fess Compony §

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

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Fess Cotised §

Central ordinary cotised.

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Fess Counter-compony §

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

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Fess Dancetty, or Dance (1) §

Central ordinary. A fess indented.

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Fess Dancetty, or Dance (2) §

Central ordinary. A fess indented.

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of vom Ulm, page 199.)

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Fess Embattled §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Embattled Counter-embattled §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Embowed to Base §

Central ordinary.

The fess embowed to base is not found in European period armory.

One example has been registered in the society, under an IAP for

Aztec practice.

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Fess Enarched §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Engrailed §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Fracted §

Central ordinary. A fess that is broken and displaced.

Only registered once, in 1980, so may require additional documentation.

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Fess Fusilly §

Central ordinary.

Source: Walters Ms. W.847. Artist unknown. (Arms of William lord Percye, folio 5v.)

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Fess Indented §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Invected §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Nebuly §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Nowy §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Potenty §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Raguly §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Flory §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Rayonny §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Wavy (1) §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Wavy (2) §

Central ordinary.

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Fess Wavy (3) §

Central ordinary.

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