Description: Rectangular; twisted rope edging; twisted rope arranged to form inscription across upper half of plate.
Notes: The double 'v' may have an apotropaic significance, invoking the Virgin Mary.
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- simple stamps
Manufactured: in the mid to late 16th century possibly in the Weald area of England.
Current location: in private hands, Hadlow Down, East Sussex, England.
Citation: Easton, T. & Hodgkinson, J. S., 2013, 'Apotropaic Symbols on Cast-Iron Firebacks', Jnl. of the Antique Metalware Soc., 21, pp. 14-33.
- Attached to series:
- Rope design firebacks