Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Well

See also: Well in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

A water source enclosed by a short protective wall.

Default orientation: opening to chief. Proper coloration: gray or argent stone.

Covered Well §

Adapted from Pierpont Morgan Library's MS M.763. Artist unknown. (Folio 150v in a late 15th C. Austrian edition of Hugo von Trimberg's Der Renner.)

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Open Well (1) §

Source: The Art of Heraldry. Artist: Unknown.

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Open Well (2) §

Source: The Art of Heraldry. Artist: Unknown. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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Open Well (3) §

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of Pronner von Tahlhausen, page 98.)

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Open Well (4) §

The long arm used to raise and lower a water bucket is known as a swape.

Source: Siebmacher’s Wappenbuch of 1605. Artist: Johann Siebmacher. (Arms of Pronner von Tahlhausen, page 98.)

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