Description: Arched rectangular shape; ovolo-moulded edge; Tudor royal shield, crown, garter and supporters (dragon and greyhound). Crowned rose on left, and crowned portcullis (grid of 16) on right side of crown; the supporters stand on a horizontal fillet; date panel with ovolo-moulding on top, central putto face splitting two parts of date with faces of putti in profile at each end.
Notes: Arms are of Edward VI. A very clear casting, almost certainly from the original pattern; the design is very similar to others of continental armorial firebacks seen in European collections, and is almost certainly the work of a continental pattern-maker and, most likely, furnace.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: HONI SOIT QVI MAL I PENSE / 15 48
Arms: Tudor royal Edward VI
Current location: in private hands, Cox Green, Berkshire, England.