Description: Arched rectangular shape; twisted rope edging (top and sides); date stamp, 1634, in arch; initials, EH, separated by a cross, below date.
Notes: The same date stamp has been noted on another fireback; the cross between the initials may have an apotropaic purpose.
Inscription: 1634 /E + H
Current location: Newark Park, Ozleworth, Gloucestershire, England.
(part of the National Trust museum group)
Description: Arched rectangular shape with small triangular protrusions in each top corner; fillet edging (top and sides); top centre, date stamp, over-pressed on right side; top corners, single fleur-de-lys stamp; below date, initials in triad.
Notes: The fleur-de-lys is of a distinctive form; the small triangular protrusions are not seen on other firebacks. Wilkinson's, Doncaster, auction 26 Feb 2017 lot 272. A fireback with the same date stamp is at Newark Park, Ozleworth, Gloucestershire.
Inscription: 1634 / RCS [triad]
Current location:, England.