However, we register the emblazon and not the blazon. The charge submitted in 2005 is unmistakably a mariner's whistle. To quote Bruce
The fact that this charge is, in fact, a mariner's whistle has been amply established. I take the liberty of quoting exactly, from "Official Badges" by H. Stanford London, Norfolk Herald Extraordinary:
Yet another Admiralty badge is a boatswain's whistle. This was one of the many badges used by John de Vere, the 13th Earl of Oxford, who died in 1513, and in the inventory of his effects it appears as "a great cheyne of gold wit a maryner's whistell and
of viij(xx) and oon Lynkes"; it weighed 146 ounces and was valued at 243 pounds 6s 8p. This whistle was worn by the Admiral baldrick-wise... [snip for brevity]
The whistle, as we have just seen, was actually worn by the Admirals, and it does not appear to have been given as a badge to their servants and retainers. Yet it was embroidered badge-like on altar-hangings and other objects in the inventory of John de
Vere's effects. [snip descriptions of effects] Six of these correspond with Tillerson's list [of 1594], but the seventh is like fig.5. This has been read as a wine-bottle, and it has been said that a long necked, silver bottle with a blue lace or cord, was
a badge used by the Veres as hereditary Lord Great Chamberlain. [But] it is difficult to see why the Chamberlain should have had such a badge. It would not be inappropriate to the Butler, but none of the Veres held that office.
Moreover, in a collection of Vere badges in the College of Arms MS.L.14 fo.92b a drawing which closely resembles fig.6 [which is the same as in this submission -- B.] is accompanied by the note: "The Whystle and chayne he hathe by the chamberleynship." It
seems therefore extremely doubtful whether the Veres ever did use a bottle as a badge, and I suggest that the supposed "bottle" is really the Admiralty's whistle and that it had nothing to do with the Chamberlainship. [Coat of Arms, vol.IV (27), July 1956,
This is corroborated in a more recent but equally authoritative source, Heraldic Badges in England and Wales by Michael Powell Siddons, Wales Herald Extraordinary. In Vol.II.2 pp.2-3, he writes:
The whistle was drawn in several forms, one of which has been in the past confused with a wine-bottle, which was then said to have been a badge of the de Veres, but as London showed, this was mistaken, and the whistle on the brass at Beeston Regis,
Norfolk, to John Deynes, master mariner, 1527, shows him wearing a whistle, baldric-wise, which is almost identical with that carved on Castle Hedingham Church (Cole, 'Official Badges', 273, ill.). [emphasis mine]
So, unfortunately for the client, this emblazon is exactly one of the forms used for the mariner's whistle in period, and that's why it was originally blazoned as such in 2005.
If the client would like a wine-bottle, that too is a period heraldic charge, found in the arms of de Muschiaro, mid-15th C. [Stemmario Trivulziano, plate 223] We know it's a wine-bottle from the cant: in the local Italian dialect, a muscia was a wine measure
roughly equal to a pint. It is perfectly period, it will not be mistaken for any other charge, and it fill the client's desire to have an authentic wine flask.