Blazons & Genealogy Notes
First notation: XIII Century W złotym polu, kruk w prawo, z pierścieniem w czerwonym dziobie, ze złotą obrożą na szyi, na zielonym pagórku. W klejnocie, powtórzony motyw kruka na pagórku w prawo. Labry czarne podbite złotem.
Origin, Meaning, Family History and Sandrecki Coat of Arms and Family Crest
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Sandrecki Coat of Arms Meaning
The two main devices (symbols) in the Sandrecki blazon are the raven and ring. The three main tinctures (colors) are sable, or and vert .
Sable, the deep black so often found in Heraldry is believed to named from an animal of the marten family know in the middle ages as a Sabellinœ and noted for its very black fur . In engravings, when colors cannot be shown it is represented as closely spaced horizontal and vertical lines, and appropriately is thus the darkest form of hatching, as this method is known . Although it may seem a sombre tone, and does indeed sometimes denote grief, it is more commonly said to represent Constancy .
The bright yellow colour frequently found in coats of arms is known to heralds as Or, or sometimes simply as Gold.. Along with, argent, or silver it forms the two “metals” of heraldry – one of the guidelines of heraldic design is that silver objects should not be placed upon gold fields and vice versa . The yellow colour is often associated with the Sun, and the zodiacal sign of Leo..
The deep green colour that is so often observed in heraldry is more properly known as vert. According to Wade, the use of this colour signifies “Hope and Joy”, but may also represent, rather delightfully, “Loyalty in Love” . It has other names also, the French call it sinople, perhaps after a town in Asia Minor from where the best green die materials could be found . More fanciful heralds liked to associate it with the planet venus and the precious stone emerald . More strangely, there is some evidence that the term prasin was anciently used, being the Greek for the vegetable we call the Leek!
Birds of great variety occur throughout heraldry, at least in name . In truth, despite the proliferation of species, the actual depictions can sometimes be hard to distinguish! The crane, heron and stork are commonly to be found on a coat of arms but all tend to share the same stylised appearance . The raven is amongst the mjaor bird species to appear in heraldry.
The most common form of household jewelery in heraldry is the ring or gem ring, shown with a jewel which may have a different colour. Wade, incorrectly terms the annulet a finger ring, but assigns the meaning of “fidelity” to it – more properly this meaning belongs to the gem ring.