Description: Canted rectangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides); bearded face stamp repeated in top corners and below inscription; date along top edge; initials split by date and slightly below.
Notes: The distinctive style of the ‘4’ in the date and the bearded mask stamp have also been noted on a fireback at Callow Farm, Dymock, Gloucestershire, associated with the operator of the Newent furnace.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: E 1641 M
Current location: Baddesley Clinton Hall, Knowle, Warwickshire, England.
Museum number: 342876 (part of the National Trust museum group)