Description: Rectangular, with low curved top and stepped concave corners; suspended floral-chain border on top and sides; alternate small and large rings along the bottom; plain panel at base. Arms of Webster, baronet, of Battle: Azure, on a bend argent, cotised Or, between two demi-lions ermine, a rose gules, barbed and seeded proper, between two boars’ heads couped sable.
Notes: Sir Thomas Webster was created baronet in 1703; he was succeeded by his son, Whistler, in 1750. A pair of matching, cast-iron side plates form a set with this fireback.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Arms: Webster of Battle
Current location: Barbican House, High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 39.52/LH000.986 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Personal armorial firebacks