Description: Arched rectangular central panel with overlapping leaf edging; pictorial scene of Poseidon/Neptune holding a trident in this right hand, and grasping the reins of two hippocampi in his left hand; beneath his feet a scallop shell, and to his lower left a putto blowing a horn; suspended above him an assemblage of shells; stepped-arched rectangular shaped border with scalloped fillet edging; top centre, scallop shell with a descending arrangment of seashells and seaweed; on top, a scallop shell between two putti and below them, two dolphins.
Notes: An uncharacteristically elaborate version of the usual 'Dutch' style of fireback, suggesting a later date, or possibly a pastiche.
- Decoration tags:
- 'Dutch' (shape)
- scalloped fillet (edging)
- whole carved pattern
Manufactured: in the mid to late 18th century in Germany.
Current location: Petworth House, Petworth, West Sussex, England.
Museum number: NT/PET/M/47 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks