Description: Plain rectangular plate; print of a left hand, lower centre.
Notes: The excrescence above and to the left of the hand print shows where the pouring iron displaced the casting sand.
Current location: in private hands, Groombridge, Kent, England.
- Attached to series:
- Hand print firebacks
Description: Quasi-rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides); three gothic panels arranged horizontally, the centre one wider than the other two, each panel a symmetrical arrangement of tracery patterns with an inverted ogee arch on top incorporating two flowers; below are six, irregularly spaced fleurs-de-lys.
Notes: The panels were probably derived from a dismantled wooden chest or hutch table, c.1500. Their gothic style belies the probable age of the fireback, such chests already being old when their parts might have been re-used. The same panels are on a fireback at East Grinstead Museum.
Current location: Nymans, Staplefield Road, Handcross, Slaugham, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: 1206065 (part of the National Trust museum group)