Description: Arched rectangular shape; twisted rope edging; central shield, garter, supporters, motto and crown; date in arch; initials 'I R' (Iacobus Rex) separated by crown; initials 'R T' separated by supporters, and level with other initials; fleur-de-lys stamp repeated 16 times, one each side of date, two on each shoulder of plate, five down each side.
Notes: A naively carved armorial of James I (VI of Scotland). The initials 'RT' are likely to be those of the person who commissioned the fireback. A fireback with an identical armorial, supporters and royal initials, dated 1633, was recorded by Alfred Watkins at Fawley Court, Brockhampton, Herefordshire, before 1918 (but now no longer in situ).
Inscription: 1611 / R I R T / HONY SOIT QVI MAL Y PENSE / [motto illegible]
Arms: English Stuart royal
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular (shape)
- rope (edging)
- whole carved pattern
- individual letters
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in 1611 in England.
Current location: 48 Scotland Street, Ellesmere, Shropshire, England.
- Attached to series:
- Stuart royal armorial firebacks