Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Delft C - Coat of Arms



Like any city should have Delft has got a weapon. In 1816, as a result of the Napoleon era, the coat of arms of Delft was registered as:


"Of silver loaded with a picket of saber. The weapon is covered with a crown with 5 florets, all made of gold, and is held by the second climbing lions of throat."

Note: Wavy lines are often applied on the pole, in plans, the crown has three leaves and 2x3 pearls and the lions are looking at you.


The coat of arms is older than the one shown above. To illustrate that have a look at the glass stained window in the city of Edam:


I was there recently in Edam, and saw this window. The bar in the middle symbolizes the "Oude Delft". The "Oude Delft" (Old Delft) is the oldest canal in Delft  and is probably dug around 1100. 

8 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing, Han...really love learning more about Delft.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Ugly red lions aren't they? But I told you I have something with heraldy.

      Thank you for looking at these mean beasts,
      Han

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  2. The story bahind each coat of arms is so interesting...thanks for sharing this one. hugs abby

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    1. Yes it certainly isn't the beauty of the weapon itself, but old stories are worth telling, aren't they?

      Han

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  3. Love learning the history, thank you.

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    1. That's the beauty of living in an old town, behind everything is a story somewhere.

      Han

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  4. The first Canal 1100?
    Wow..
    It is old.
    Where in Edam is this window?

    Mona Lisa

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    1. City Hall in Edam, Mona Lisa. They have a lot of weapons of cities in the Netherlands there. It's very pretty. But then again I love stained glass windows.

      Han

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