Description: Arched shape; fillet edging; top centre, date; decorative Tudor royal shield, crown, garter (motto clockwise but reversed) and supporters (dragon and greyhound); a rose to the left and a portcullis (grid of 6) to the right side of crown; the supporters stand on a horizontal compartment which, on similar firebacks, often contains the date.
Notes: There are several firebacks with the Tudor royal arms that were probably originally produced in the Spanish Netherlands, perhaps illustrating the association between England and Spain through the marriage of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. The firebacks differ in several small details, such as the form and rotation of the Garter motto, the style of the crown, the positioning of the supporters in relation to the Garter, and the form and size of the rose and portcullis.
Inscription: 15 70 / HONY SOYT QVI MAL Y PENSE
Arms: English royal Tudor
Current location: 21 Nederstraat, Amerongen, Utrechtse Heuvelrug, Netherlands.
Description: Rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides); irregular arrangement of two rectangular pastry stamps, each with a fleur de lys within fern leaves, and one with three additional fern leaves below; the smaller stamps form the four corners, with the larger stamp, three times, in a triangular pattern between.
Notes: Various excrescences on the plate were probably the result of careless pouring of the metal during casting.
Current location: in private hands Kensington and Chelsea, London, England.
Description: Rectangular; ovolo-moulded, gadrooned edging (top and sides); a vertical spindle or chair leg surmounted by a fleur-de-lys arranged three times; the date split by the middle fleur-de-lys.
Notes: The fleur-de-lys is separately stamped from the spindle, and the same spindle is seen on another fireback of the same date.
Current location: in private hands, Cuckfield, West Sussex, England.
Description: Rectangular arrangement with fillet edging of eight square panels (four over four) between moulded stiles.
Notes: The pattern for this fireback suggests that it was made from a section of panelling, perhaps fitted into a frame for rigidity.
Current location: Sackville College, Church Lane, East Grinstead, West Sussex, England.
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- Miscellaneous pattern firebacks