Description: Rectangular with detached pediment joined by S-curves; cavetto-moulded edging; shield, helm, bird crest and mantling, with date, 1635, split either side of crest; bottom of casting missing due to corrosion.
Notes: Tentatively identified as the arms of Brooke or Broke of Lapley, Staffordshire (blazon: chequy argent and sable), impaling a chevron between three estoiles; this fireback, or its pattern, have been used as a stamp on another fireback with a later date and initials added separately (see Fireback no. 831).
Inscription: 16 35
Arms: poss. Brooke of Lapley, Staffordshire
Current location: Cambridge and County Folk Museum, 2/3 Castle Street, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England.
(part of the Cambridge and County Folk Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Personal armorial firebacks