Description: Arched rectangular shaped, topped with a triangle; twisted rope edging (top and sides only); inverted Tudor royal shield and Garter, crown above, greyhound and lion supporters (see example at Alfriston Clergy House). Two horizontal planklines.
Notes: A uniquely shaped fireback, the inverted shield and Garter indicate that they formed a separate stamp from the crown; other firebacks with these stamps have the shield and Garter the correct way round. A frequently copied fireback; a larger version has a bottom extension.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: HONE SOVT QUEY MAL Y PENSE
Arms: Tudor royal (prob.Henry VIII)
Current location: Courtlands, Taunton, Somerset, England.