Vair pattern on a shield

Heraldry, Vair

Vair pattern on a shield

The Azure Ordinary has a chief point in vair.

Azure Ordinary

The Azure Ordinary has a chief point in vair.

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the same tincture are placed base against base and point against point."—Aveling, 1891

Counter-Vair Shield

"Counter-vair is when the arrangement of the little shields or bells is varied so that those of the…