Description: Canted rectangle; stepped fillet edging (top and sides); straight twisted rope lengths parallel to top and parallel to each side, forming inner rectangle with rope quadrants across top corners; side compartments: line of 12 beads along top inside rope line, 3 semi-circular at corners, with a single bead in each corner quadrant, and 8 down each side; top centre, date with single bead above; cross with a cross stamp repeated 10 times to right of date and 9 time to left, one in each corner, and 13 down the left side and 12 down the right.
Notes: The arc shape and use of repeated beads suggests a common source with other firebacks of the same period.
- Decoration tags:
- canted rectangular (shape)
- stepped fillet (edging)
- carved stamps
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1686 in the Forest of Dean area of England.
Current location: Ashmolean Museum Broadway, 65 High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, England.
(part of the Ashmolean Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Square cross Dean series
- Date only firebacks
- Newent area group