Description: Arched rectangular central panel with astragal edging; allegorical figure of Peace, her right arm raised and her left hand holding an olive branch, standing amid the weapons of war; above her swags of drapery and fruit enclosing the word, PAX; arched rectangular shaped border with ovolo-moulded egg and dart edging; top centre, lion's face from which issue festoons of fruit and leaves which descend down each side, suspended from rings; at the bottom, a motto scroll bearing the date; on top, the face of a putto between two descending fish.
Notes: A more-than-usually elaborate border to a typical central panel.
Inscription: PAX / 16 63
Current location: Westland Ltd, St Leonards Church, Leonard Street, Shoreditch, London, England.
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- 'Dutch' Miscellaneous Firebacks
Description: Rectangular panel with moulded edging (top and sides); two joined guilloche arches with bracket ends and floral designs in the spandrels; above, pediment with dentil edging, between teardrop pinnacles; date in bottom centre of pediment; possible initials below and between arches.
Notes: The pattern has been formed from the upper part of the back of a joined 'wainscot' chair with an inserted date and possible inserted initials
Inscription: 1661 / [?W] [?H]
Current location: in private hands, Wigmore, Herefordshire, England.
Description: Triple-facetted arched rectangular shape; ovolo-moulded edging (top and sides); bottom centre, a vertical distaff or spindle repeated twice; to each side a fillet-edged oval containing the initials S and W; above, either side of the distaffs, two more ovals perpendicular to the first two, with the date split between them; above each distaff, an oval rotated as at the bottom, the initials I T split between them; at the base, a blank rectangular panel.
Notes: An unusual shaped fireback. It was recorded by J. Starkie Gardner in one of his scrapbooks (Victoria and Albert Museum, Archive of Art and Design (AAD/2014/8)), marked '[?]Warris Westerham Kent'; subsequently it was at Skipreed, Chiddingstone Hoath, Kent.
Inscription: I T / 16 63 / S W
Current location: in private hands, Withyham, East Sussex, England.
Description: Arched rectangular shape; no edging; date in arch; initials in wide triad below.
Notes: A rather crudely cast fireback; rivets indicate repair. Wotton Auctions, Wotton-under-Edge, 30 Apr-1 May 2019, lot 1138.
Inscription: 16 59 / W R [or P] F [triad]
Current location: Wotton Auctions, Tabernacle Pitch, Wotton-under-Edge, Gloucestershire, England.
- Attached to series:
- Date & initials firebacks