Description: Arched; twisted rope edging; date at top; initials in triad below date.
Notes: An unusually tall fireback in proportion to its height, probably specifically related to its early use with a coal fire.
Inscription: 1648 / TMH [triad]
Current location: in private hands, Mathern, Monmouthshire, Wales.
- Attached to series:
- 1640-50s Dean series
Description: Arched rectangular central panel with helical ribbon edging; pictorial image of a partially clothed female figure, holding an upraised wreath in her left hand and a garland in her right hand, standing on a ground, with a gadrooned vase containing flowers and leaves to the right and, above, swagged drapery; arched rectangular fillet border with descending leaves and flowers suspended from a wreath, top centre, and a wreath in each top corner; on top, mirrored swirled fronds terminating in the heads of sea monsters; bottom, vestiges of SHR monogram otherwise all decoration obliterated by fire damage.
Notes: The figure is an allegorical representation of Agriculture, one of the Iconologia originally published by Cesare Ripa in 1613.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Current location: Authentic Reclamation, Lymden Lane, Ticehurst, East Sussex, England.