Friday, 22 April 2011

stoat / Mustela erminea

stoat tooth burnisher
as recommended by Hilliard for the burnishing of silver when painting false jewels.

Ermines is a black field with white spots. A gold background with black ermine spots is styled erminois, and pean is a black ground with gold ermine spots. Erminites is supposed to be white with black ermine spots and a red hair on each side of the spots.

a white stoat would die before allowing its pure white coat to be besmirched

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