Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shape; fillet edging, indented on the inner edge; pictorial representation of a phoenix rising from flames, date split either side of its neck; the lateral edges are wide in relation to the top, from which the arch rises from two loop and is surmounted by a fleur-de-lys; above each shoulder of the plate, a roundel.
Notes: The looped fillet edging is rarely seen and does not seem to be diagnostic of a particular pattern-maker.
Inscription: 16 77
Current location: Ford Green Hall, Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
(part of the Stoke-on-Trent Museums museum group)
Description: Fragment; quasi-arched rectangular shape; twisted rope or leather edging; flame on centre arch and on top corners (left missing); initials in triad above central shield with date split either side of centre; the bottom right corner is missing.
Notes: The initials are of Philip and Elizabeth Hollins of Mosslee Hall, Cheddleton, Staffordshire, who were married in 1671. Blazon: Argent, a chevron azure, in chief four crosses formee fitchee of the second.
Inscription: PHE [triad] / 16 71
Arms: Hollins, of Mosslee Hall
Current location: The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Bethesda Street, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
Museum number: LH.SH.1955.21 (part of the Stoke-on-Trent Museums museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Personal armorial firebacks