Description: Arched rectangular central panel with bead on fillet edging and two tassels hanging from top of arch; pictorial image of a cherub with arrows in both hands sitting on a phoenix; arched rectangular border with fillet edging; scallop shell at top with descending ribbons and fruit clusters; date and monogram below central panel; bottom panel with inscription; on top, two sea serpents, with open buds on shoulders of recatngle.
Notes: The customary monogram on such firebacks is NDV. Several anglicised versions of this type of fireback exist.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 17 NDW 01 / VOGEL PHOENIX [bird phoenix]
Current location: Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 1944.24.087 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' NDW series