Description: Canted rectangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides); bearded face stamp repeated in top corners and below inscription; date along top edge; initials split by date and slightly below.
Notes: The distinctive style of the ‘4’ in the date and the bearded mask stamp have also been noted on a fireback at Callow Farm, Dymock, Gloucestershire, associated with the operator of the Newent furnace.
Inscription: E 1641 M
Current location: Baddesley Clinton Hall, Knowle, Warwickshire, England.
Museum number: NT/BAD/M/15 (part of the National Trust museum group)
Description: Arched rectangular central panel with cavetto-moulded edging; standing female figure holding a bunch of lowers in her left hand and a pot of flowers in her ight hand; to her left a ribbed, two-handled vase of tulips, to her right a fountain with a seated figure of Neptune/Poseidon holding a trident in the right hand; the words, Fruhling, split by the figure; above, clouds; on top a scallop shell between two descending sea serpents.
Notes: The iconic figure of Spring.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: FRVH LING
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/84 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks