1. 1227

    ?740 x ?620 mm

    Description: Rectangular shape with ovolo-moulded edging; within the collar of the Order of the Golden Fleece, a central shield of the arms of Spain: quarterly Castile and Leon, Aragon and Aragon-Sicily, with an escutcheon of Portugal; in base Austria, Burgundy ancient, Burgundy modern and Brabant with an escutcheon of Flanders impaling Tyrol; above, a crown; supporters: two golden lions rampant; below the shield, the date, 1595; above the crown, the inscription: Dominus mihi adiutor (the Lord is my helper).

    Notes: The arms of King Philip II of Spain following the unification with Portugal, as used in the Spanish Netherlands

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    Arms: King Philip II of Spain (Spanish Netherlands)

    Manufactured: in 1595 possibly in the Ardennes area of Belgium.

    Current location: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, Kensington & Chelsea, London, England.

    Museum number: M.624.1926 (part of the Victoria & Albert Museum museum group)

    Citation: Driesch, K. von den , 1990, Handbuch der Ofen-, Kamin- und Takenplatten im Rheinland (Cologne, Rheinland-Verlag).