Description: Arched rectangular shape; ovolo edging; date in arch; below arch, two parallel straps, each with a buckle at the top; initials left and right of centre; rectangular stamp with bird, four times across top.
Notes: The buckles suggest a connection with the Pelham family; the initials are likely to be those of Sir Thomas Pelham (1597-1654), 2nd baronet, who had interests in several ironworks.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 1642 / T P
Current location: Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, Brighton, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: HA105912 (part of the Brighton Museum museum group)