Description: Rectangle with triangular arch; twisted rope edging (top and sides); centre top, initials in triad, E above; two twisted rope crosses irregularly spaced below initials.
Notes: The initials, probably of a husband and wife, show minimal extension in the horizontal, although the 'I' has a stud halfway; the crosses almost certainly have an apotropaic purpose; the depth of the casting varies between the top, where it is thickest, and the bottom. Bellman's auction, Wisborough Green, 13 Oct 2021, lot 589.
Inscription: IEL [triad]
- Decoration tags:
- rectangular with triangular arch (shape)
- rope (edging)
- simple stamps
- carved stamps
Manufactured: in the late 16th to early 17th century in England.
Current location: in private hands, Sutton, Surrey, England.
- Attached to series:
- Initials only firebacks
- Rope design firebacks