Description: Arched rectangular shaped; astragal edging; shield bearing a saltire, beneath a baron’s coronet; date and initials split by shield.
Notes: The shield, coronet and initials may be those of George Nevill, 12th Baron Bergavenny (1665-95); the Neville arms has a rose in the centre but if the shield were a painted carving, the rose may have been painted and not carved.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 16 72 / G B
Arms: George Nevill, 12th baron Bergavenny
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular (shape)
- carved stamps
- individual letters
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1672 possibly in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Fulham, London, England.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Bergavenny firebacks
- Personal armorial firebacks