Description: Plain rectangular plate with cyma reversa, or ogee, moulding on top and sides.
Notes: A base board without other decoration. Other firebacks may have been cast using it.
Current location: 10 Garden Street, Accrington, Lancashire, England.
- Attached to series:
- Base boards
Description: Rectangular; single moulded edge on top and sides; bold date and initials, formed from large individual characters, on same line across full width of plate; otherwise plain. Side lifting lug on top right.
Notes: The style of the numerals, particularly the 6 and 5, can be seen on a smaller fireback of 1656. Lifting handles are only seen on a few firebacks. Formerly part of the J. H. Every collection.
Inscription: 1653 IHA
Current location: Anne of Cleves House, Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, England.
Museum number: 1944.24.044 (part of the Sussex Archaeological Society museum group)
Description: Rectangular with three-faced arch; ogee moulded edging; top centre, overlapping, crossed staples arranged diagonally, each pointing to a bottom corner.
Notes: The crossed staple is the badge of the Nevill family, and this fireback came from Eridge Park, the seat of the Marquess of Abergavenny.
Current location: in private hands, Little Horsted, East Sussex, England.
Description: Rectangular with canted top corners and a triangular extension from the top edge; twisted rope edges to all sides except bottom; a circular wafering iron or butter mould stamp, incorporating a square design with a fleur-de-lys on each side, repeated thrice, one at the apex and one below each of the canted corners; two inverted ‘V’ rope shapes overlapping to make an ‘M’ below top stamp.
Notes: The inverted double 'V' may be apotropaic, invoking the protection of the Virgin Mary; the circular stamp has been noted on a fireback of 1642 which may suggest that it was retained at the furnace where this fireback was cast.
Current location: Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, Kensington & Chelsea, Greater London, England.
Museum number: 895.1901 (part of the Victoria & Albert Museum museum group)