Description: Arched rectangular shape; cavetto moulded edging; shield, helm, crest, supporters, mantling and motto of the Corporation of the City of London; initials split by crest; date split at ends of motto.
Notes: Shield: Argent, a cross gules, in the first quarter a sword in pale point upwards of the last; crest: on a wreath argent and gules a dragon's sinister wing argent, charged on the underside with a cross throughout gules; supporters: on either side a dragon argent charged on the undersides of the wings with a cross throughout gules; motto: Domine Dirige Nos - Lord Direct Us; the earliest illustration of the arms in this form was in 1609, but their use is older.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: F W / 16 DOMINE DIRIGE NOS 59
Arms: Corporation of the City of London
Current location: Hastings Museum and Art Gallery, Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 952.51.53 (part of the Hastings Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Civic firebacks