Description: Fragment; arched rectangular shape with rounded corners; ovolo within fillet moulding all round; oval Tudor royal shield with garter surrounding, topped with a royal crown; dragon and (missing)greyhound supporters; initials split by crown; inscription on a fillet between legs of supporters, behind garter finial; motto on an Ionic plinth at bottom; rectangular side panels with twisted rope edging top and side; a short length of turned dowel stamped four times, diagonally, on each panel; a circular disc with concentric grooves in top left corner.
Notes: A variant of a fireback in the Victoria & Albert Museum, differentiated by the addition of the grooved disc.
Inscription: E R / HONY SOIT QUE ... / Made in Sussex by J... / DU ET MOV...
Arms: Tudor royal - Edward VI
Current location: Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: LH000.916 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)