Description: Arched rectangular central panel with arch and bead-on-fillet edging; pictorial representation of a popinjay, or parrot, perched on a ring suspended by a ribbon from a bow, the bird is clutching an olive twig, other sprigs are below; arched rectangular border with arch and fillet edging; mirrored festoons of flowers and fruit suspended from roses, scrolled foliage at the bottom; on top, central scallop shell between descending dolphins.
Notes: The parrot on the ring perch is a popular design on Dutch firebacks.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Manufactured: in the mid to late 17th century in the Siegerland area of Germany.
Current location: Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester, Kent, England.
Museum number: A3491 (part of the Rochester Guildhall Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' Bird on perch firebacks
- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks