Description: Rectangular; twisted rope edging (top and sides) with fillet inside; top centre, rose-and-crown between four concentric roundels, two on each side in line, with two more below the inner ones; small fleurs-de-lys in triad below rose-and-crown; top left, initials; top right, date; small rose below date; triad of small roses to right of, and below, initials.
Notes: The style of rose and crown is similar to that used in gun founding in the Tudor period, suggesting that the furnace that was the source of this fireback may have been used for that purpose. Sold at Christie's Masters and Makers auction, 30 November 2010, lot 524 (£688).
Inscription: RP 1692
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- carved stamps
Manufactured: in 1692 in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Wadhurst, East Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- 1660s-90s Wealden series
- Date & initials firebacks