Description: Canted rectangle; fillet edging (top and sides); date to full width across centre of plate.
Notes: Bold, evenly-spaced numerals.
Current location: Red Lodge, Park Row, Bristol, England.
Museum number: NX1064 (part of the Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives museum group)
Description: Plain rectangular plate with cross formed of a single length of twisted rope placed twice.
Notes: Despite the simple form, the likely Christian symbolism is very evident.
Current location: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 952.51.17 (part of the Hastings Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Rope design firebacks
Description: Canted rectangle; cavetto-moulded edging; single horizontal ?rope strip below canted corners and vertical ?rope strip parallel to each side, dividing the fireback into two side panels, two top corner panels, top panel and main central panel; top corner panels, a plant stamp repeated in each; top panel, date between repeated plant stamp; side panels, fleur-de-lys stamp repeated twice on each side in a vertical arrangement, a single plant stamp below, above one initial on each side; central panel plain.
Notes: The 'daisy' stamp, fleurs de lys and the IB initials are identical to those on similar firebacks dated between 1703 and 1721, and probably indicating the same founder. Illustration from Shuffrey 1912, p.139.
Inscription: 1710 / I B