Description: Rectangular with a sinuous arch and three simulated loops, one top centre, the other two to each side; two-handled flower vase with gadrooned upper surface and acanthus bas-relief below, trailing fruited vines issuing from top descending through handles to base; lion’s mask at top; date split either side of vase base; ball on each shoulder of the plate; broadened side edges.
Notes: The simulated loops are seen on a small number of other firebacks, suggesting a common pattern-maker; a variation on a design typical of this period.
Inscription: 16 77
Current location: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000, Fifth Avenue, New York, New York, United States of America.
Museum number: 08.81.1 (part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art museum group)