Description: Arched rectangular shaped; cavetto moulded edging (top and sides); a cabled anchor palewise, behind it the inscription on a scroll parallel with the anchor flukes.
Notes: The inscription is a quotation from Psalms 139: 1: 'Domine, probasti me et cognovisti me' - Lord, Thou hast searched me and known me. Another version of the same design may come from the same source
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: PROBASTI ME [Thous hast searched me]
Current location: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 952.51.38 (part of the Hastings Museum museum group)
Description: Arched rectangular shape; simulated twisted rope edging (top & sides); central, symmetrical arrangement of a fleur-de-lys between two diamond stamps with two small cross-cut squares below, and a triad of dots outside; above, a haphazard arrangement of date, at top, above the initials, with a rose and crown to the left, and another fleur to the right.
Notes: A variation of a more common design of the same shape and some of the same stamps.
Inscription: 1637 / ILE
Current location: Horsham Museum, Causeway, Horsham, West Sussex, England.
(part of the Horsham Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Diamond series
Description: Rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides); stamp formed of a bordered strip with an undulating vine with grapes and leaves, repeated six times in three horizontal rows of two; below, a short piece of the same strip positioned vertically and repeated twelve times.
Notes: The vine strip features on many firebacks indicating a common source. Illustration from Lloyd, 1925.