Description: Quasi-arched rectangular shape; parallel simulated twisted rope edging enclosing a border of lilies; pictorial representation of the facade and gatehouse towers of Eton College, between which is a clockface below crenellation; above left, two house martins flying; at ground level, ?four people (one of which is said to be Nigel Jaques, one of the masters) all standing on a plinth bearing, in the centre, the date MCMXCV between four small cartouches, of which to the left and nearest the date is a pack of playing cards; others bear the inscriptions, MCM and CofA (Charteris of Armisfield).
Notes: Designed by and made for Martin, Lord Charteris of Armisfield, Provost of Eton (1978-91).
Current location: Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.
Museum number: FDA-A.298-2013 (part of the Eton College museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Martin Charteris firebacks