Description: Fragment; rectangular; flanged top edge; probable symmetrical arrangement of crowned Tudor royal shield stamps (4 above 3); vertical line on either side of each shield; left hand print in bottom left corner, probably mirrored on right.
Notes: The right side of the fireback is missing. Very crude modelling of stamp suggests an early date; the same crowned shield and use of hand print can be seen on a fireback at Rolvenden, indicating a common source..
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- flanged (edging)
- simple stamps
- carved stamps
Manufactured: in the early to mid 16th century in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Etchingham, East Sussex, England.
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Hand print firebacks
- Early Tudor series
- Tudor royal armorial firebacks