Description: Canted rectangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides), with dowel across the top corners; symmetrical arrangement of four crowned four-petal roses, top centre, bottom centre and both top corners; symmetrical arrangement of four fleurs de lys, two either side of top central rose, two in bottom corners.
Notes: One of a large series bearing heraldic stamps. Given to Hastings Museum by Mr A. E. Anderson of Brightling Hall, Robertsbridge, Sussex.
Current location: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 914.64.1 (part of the Hastings Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Royal series
Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shaped; unique, cavetto moulded edging, which loops upon itself three times. A mythical salamander shown in the flames which legend states it is able to resist; behind is what appears to be a palm tree, on either side of which the date is stamped. Two plank-lines.
Notes: Whole pattern with added date; one of a series of firebacks where the number ‘1’ is hooked at both ends. A variant, at Lewes, is incorrectly dated 1550.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Current location: East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley, Yorkshire, England.
Museum number: NT/ERH/M/40 (part of the National Trust museum group)