Description: Canted rectangle; inset twisted rope edging (top and sides); stamp formed of a statuette of an standing angel with left hand at the waist, and holding a sceptre in the right hand; date split either side of angel; initials 'RD' split above date; initials 'IDA' in triad above angel; small face stamp in each top corner.
Notes: The identity of those to whom the initials refer is not known; the use of the angel statuette is a rare inclusion of a religious motif on an English fireback. A variant of this fireback is at Flaxley Abbey, Gloucestershire.
Inscription: IDA [triad] / R D / 16 32
- Decoration tags:
- canted rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- carved stamps
- individual letters
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1632 in the Forest of Dean area of England.
Current location: The Lygon Arms, High Street, Broadway, Worcestershire, England.
- Attached to series:
- Figurine firebacks
- Angel series
- Date & initials firebacks