Description: Arched rectangular shape; stepped fillet edging; in the arch, two putti holding a wreath from which hang two swags of drapery which, passing through rings in each top corner of the plate, terminate in large tassels comprising fruit and flowers, which reach nearly to the bottom of the plate; at the bottom, the date in a central cartouche surmounted by a scallop shell, between the two initials.
Notes: The space in the middle of the plate is available for further decoration.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: G / 1687 / S
Current location: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England.
Museum number: AAA3478 (part of the National Maritime Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Border only firebacks