Description: Plain rectangular bottom panel with fillet on top; above, rectangular panel with fillet and ovolo-moulded edging, within which the initials, ER, ornately carved, intertwined with floral tendrils; on each side, a scrolled bracket with double fillet edging, enclosing [?] ears of corn; on top, a narrow cornich, with an arch above, scrolled at each end and with double fillet edging, enclosing the date, possibly formed of individual stamped letters.
Notes: The 'ER' initials should not be assumed to be those of Elizabeth I. Christie's auction 4 Nov 2008 lot 259 (£3,750).
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 1565 / ER
- Decoration tags:
- quasi-arched rectangular (shape)
- complex individual (edging)
- whole carved pattern
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1565 in the Weald area of England.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Personal firebacks
- Date & initials firebacks