Description: Rectangular; simulated twisted rope edging; top centre, shield, baron's coronet, supporters and crest; in each top corner, heraldic badge - a Sea Lion holding an anchor.
Notes: The arms are of Sir Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, Bt., 1st Baron Devonport (1856-1934); created 1910, he was elevated to Viscount in 1917, thus the fireback would have been cast between 1910 and 1917. Blazon: Azure in chief two Mitres Argent garnished Or and in base a Square Tower of the second, a baronet's badge in chief; Supporters: On either side a Sea Lion Argent crined finned and tufted Or each gorged with a Collar Gules charged with three Roses of the second and each supporting a Spear erect proper; Crest: An Ancient Ship Or the Mainsail Azure charged with a Sea Lion of the first; Motto: Fit Via Vi (The way is made through strength). A version with the same arms and badges has an arched rectangular shape and plain edging.
Inscription: FIT VIA VI
Arms: Hudson Ewbanke Kearley, 1st Baron Devonport (later 1st Viscount)
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular (shape)
- simulated rope (edging)
- carved stamps
Manufactured: in the early 20th century in England.
Current location: in private hands, Penhurst, East Sussex, England.
- Attached to series:
- Personal armorial firebacks
- Devonport arms series