Firebacks

  1. 140

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    715 x 600 mm

    Description: Arched rectangular shaped; fillet edging with embattled relief inside; shield, helm, crest and mantling of the Blacksmiths' Company.

    Notes: Arms of the Blacksmiths' Company: Sable, a chevron Or between three hammers Argent and crowned with open crowns of the second; crest: a phoenix in flames rising proper. The helm above the shield has been obliterated by careless pouring of the metal into the mould. The arms were granted in 1611. Several different versions of these arms are to be found on firebacks. Although not marked with the monogram 'RN' the embattled edging is typical of that series.

    Copies of this fireback are known.

    Arms: Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths

    Manufactured: in the early to mid 17th century in the Weald area of England.

    Current location: Godinton House, Great Chart, Kent, England.