Description: Arch shaped; rope edging; top centre, crowned cartouche with initials F S, with spiral wound wire design in between; below, two cartouches, each bearing a 7-pointed star, and each separating the initials HG.
Notes: The national origin of this fireback is a little uncertain.
Inscription: F S / H G H G
- Decoration tags:
- arched (shape)
- rope (edging)
- carved stamps
Manufactured: in the late 16th century possibly in the Lorraine area of France.
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, Greater London, England.
Museum number: 888.1901 (part of the Victoria & Albert Museum museum group)
Citation: Hodgkinson, J. S., 2010, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, Hodgers Books).
- Attached to series:
- Miscellaneous stamp firebacks
- Initials only firebacks