Description: Rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides); irregular arrangement of two rectangular pastry stamps, each with a fleur de lys within fern leaves, and one with three additional fern leaves below; the smaller stamps form the four corners, with the larger stamp, three times, in a triangular pattern between.
Notes: Various excrescences on the plate were probably the result of careless pouring of the metal during casting.
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- simple stamps
Manufactured: in the mid to late 16th century possibly at Pounsley Furnace, Framfield in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Sutton, Surrey, England.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Pounsley series
- Food mould stamp firebacks