Description: Arched rectangular central panel with astragal edging; allegorical figure of Peace, her right arm raised and her left hand holding an olive branch, standing amid the weapons of war; above her swags of drapery and fruit enclosing the word, PAX; arched rectangular shaped border with ovolo-moulded egg and dart edging; top centre, lion's face from which issue festoons of fruit and leaves which descend down each side, suspended from rings; at the bottom, a motto scroll bearing the date; on top, the face of a putto between two descending fish.
Notes: A more-than-usually elaborate border to a typical central panel.
Inscription: PAX / 16 63
- Decoration tags:
- 'Dutch' (shape)
- ovolo, egg and dart (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in 1663 in the Siegerland area of Germany.
Current location: Westland Ltd, St Leonards Church, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, England.
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks