Watermaal-Bosvoorde

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WATERMAAL-BOSVOORDE - WATERMAEL-BOITSFORT

Province : Stadsgewest Brussel / Région Bruxelles

Wapen van Watermaal-Bosvoorde/Armoiries de Watermaal-Bosvoorde

Official blazon

  • (fr) D'argent à une rencontre de cerf au naturel, au chef d'azur chargé d'un cor de chasse d'or lié du même,
  • (nl) In zilver, een aanziende hertekop in natuurlijke kleur, het schildhoofd van blauw beladen met een gouden jachthoorn gesnoerd van 'tzelfde.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on May 2nd, 1914.

The stag's head is a symbol for the former hunting estate in Bosvoorde of the Dukes of Brabant. The horn in the chief has two meanings. The horn was used by the guild responsible for the hunting dogs in the estate. The guild was granted its own seal by Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy in 1435. The seal showed a hunter, wearing a horn around his neck.
The horn also symbolises the hunting court established in the village in the early 16th century by Emperor Charles V. The council of Watermaal used from the 15th until the 18th century a seal showing the local patron saint St. Clement.

Wapen van/Blason de Watermaal-Bosvoorde

The arms in the Koffie Hag/Café Hag albums +/- 1930
Wapen van/Blason de Watermaal-Bosvoorde

The arms on a police badge (source)
Wapen van/Blason de Watermaal-Bosvoorde

The arms on a street sign


Literature: Servais, 1955


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