Description: Rectangular; cyma recta moulded edging; centre top, date formed of individual stamps.
Notes: The moulding used for the edging, which was probably derived from redundant furniture, is very similar to that used on several firebacks of a similar style in the late 17th century, although the lettering style is different. Although its small height suggests that this may only be the top half of a fireback, the existence of a plate of similar dimensions in Brighton Museum may indicate that the proportions were deliberate.
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- cyma recta (edging)
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1728 in England.
Current location: Dorset County Museum, Dorchester, Dorset, England.
(part of the Dorset County Museum museum group)
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Date only firebacks