Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Fess

See also: Fess in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Fess (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

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.

Fess (2) §

Device
Badge
Heart

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.

Fess Checky §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Fess Compony §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Fess Counter-compony §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. Two contrasting tinctures.

Fess Dancetty, or Dance (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A fess indented.

Fess Dancetty, or Dance (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A fess indented.

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

Fess Dancetty Flory at the Points (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A fess indented with fleurs-de-lys added to each point.

Artist: Ajir Tsagaan. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Fess Dancetty Flory at the Points (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A fess indented with fleurs-de-lys added to each point.

Artist: Ajir Tsagaan. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Fess Embattled Counter-embattled (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Fess Embattled Counter-embattled (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Bellenville Armorial. Artist unknown. (Folio 50r.)

Fess Embowed to Base §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

This charge is unregistrable as it is not found in period

European armory. One example has been registered in the

Society, under an IAP for Aztec practice.

Fess Fimbriated §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: BnF MS Allemand 304. Artist unknown. (Page 599.)

Fess Fracted (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A fess that is broken and displaced.

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

Fess Fracted (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A fess that is broken and displaced.

Source: Armas de los Cavalleros de Veneçia. Artist unknown. (Folio 47v.)

Device

Fess Fusilly §

Central ordinary.

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

Fess Conjoined In Chief With a Demi-Pale §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.