Description: Arched rectangular central panel with bead edging; pictorial scene of two putti bent over a central anvil, with a third putto above; below are martial symbols (cannon, banners etc.); in the arch the word 'PAX', and in the shoulders of the panel, the date in two parts; arched rectangular boreder with fillet edging, and foliage draped from the top; on top, a pomegranate to which ascends a serpent on each side, with a further pomegranate on each shoulder of the plate.
Notes: The scene may be intended to represent the infant Vulcan.
Inscription: PAX / 16 79
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/79 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks