Firebacks

  1. 693

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    765 x 490 mm

    Description: Canted rectangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides); a shield bearing three bolts palewise with a molet (star) above the middle bolt, repeated five times, two above three.

    Notes: Three bolts form the arms of several families, so identification of the arms is not possible without the associated colouring. The star is likely to be a mark of cadency, granted to a third son. Four rivets along the base may relate to earlier repair. The fireback was formerly at Chisenbury, Wiltshire.

    Manufactured: in the late 16th to early 17th century in England.

    Current location: Cothay Manor, Stawley, Somerset, England.

    Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).