Examples of divided ordinaries

From The Blazon of Gentrie by Sir John Ferne, p180

On the left: argent a bend per bend embattled (Ferne has “crenell”) gules and sable between two porches, doors opened, of the third

On the right: Arms of Clyson, gules a fess per fess dancetty (Ferne has “indented point in point”) sable and argent between three owls’ heads erased of the third

Arms of Philip V

King of Spain 1700-1724 (1683-1746)

Blazon: Per fess I  per pale i quarterly 1 and 4 gules a castle triple-towered or, windowed azure (Castile), 2 and 3 argent a lion rampant gules crowned or (León), enté en point argent a pomegranate proper seeded gules, slipped and leaved vert (Granada), ii per pale 1 or four palets gules (Aragon) and 2 per saltire a. and d. Aragon, b. and c. argent an eagle displayed sable, armed and langued gules (Sicily); II per quarterly i gules a fess argent (Austria), ii azure semé de lis or within a bordure compony argent and gules (Burgundy ancien), iii bendy of six or and azure within a bordure gules (Burgundy moderne), iv sable a lion rampant crowned or, armed and langued gules (Brabant), pointé per pale or a lion rampant sable armed and langued gules (Flanders) and argent an eagle displayed gules armed and langued or (Tyrol), overall in the fess point an escutcheon azure three fleurs-de-lis or within a bordure gules (Bourbon-Anjou)

Shields were comprised of metal, the surface of which was painted or enamelled with the armorial device.

-From Inquiry into the Origin and Progress of the Science of Heraldry in England by James Dallaway, p452