Description: Arched rectangular central panel, bead edging, a stork, to the left, its beak in the top of a tall vase, a fox seated to the right, a tree behind; arched rectangular border, fillet edging, swags of fruit bunches (missing at the sides) suspended from ribbon, inscription below central panel; on top, symmetrical floral swirls and flowers.
Notes: The scene is drawn from 'The Fox and the Stork', one of Aesop's fables. A recasting. Formerly at Ffynnon Deilo, Pendoylan, Glamorgan.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: 16 NDW 97
Current location: National History Museum, St Fagans, Glamorgan, Wales.
Museum number: 59.461 (part of the Welsh National History Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
- 'Dutch' NDW series