Description: Rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides); inscription (‘S’ reversed) across upper middle of plate, with superscripted central ‘I’ (crossed) ; below each part of the date is a twisted rope saltire (145mm lengths).
Notes: A personal fireback, made to order; a similar commission by Giles Moore, Rector of Horsted Keynes, Sussex, in 1657, cost 13 shillings.
Inscription: I / 16 E S 63
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- simple stamps
- individual letters
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1663 in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Ockley, Surrey, England.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Date & initials firebacks