Firebacks

725mm wide

  1. 997

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    725 x 1315 mm

    Description: Triangular arched shape; twisted rope edging (top and sides); top centre, shield and marquesal coronet separating two halves of date.

    Notes: The arms are of Charles Paulet, 6th Marquess of Winchester (c1630-99) who married, secondly in 1655, Mary Carey, illegitimate daughter of Emanuel Scrope, 1st Earl of Sunderland and 11th Baron Scrope of Bolton; blazon: (Paulet) Sable, three swords pilewise points in base proper pommels and hilts or; (Scrope) Azure, a bend or.

    Inscription: 16 84

    Arms: Paulet impaling Scrope (Charles Paulet, 6th Marquess of Winchester)

    Manufactured: in 1684 in England.

    Current location: Bolton Castle, Castle Bolton, North Yorkshire, England.

  2. 1293

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    725 x 425 mm

    Description: Rectangular shape; no edging; raised fillets along the top and bottom and diagonally, in both directions, between them, upon each of which are embossed ANO DO ANO DO 1624, although the certainty of this repetition is concealed in some parts by indistinct casting. The inscription on the top edge is inverted. Beneath the intersection of the two diagonal fillets is what appears to be a figure holding a linear object over its right shoulder.

    Notes: Clearly intended to be commemorative although for what is not known. Its small dimensions indicate that could have been intended as a plaque rather than a fireback, although the indistinct inscription on the bottom edge could have resulted from weathering by fire.

    Inscription: ANO DO ANO DO 1624 [x4]

    Manufactured: in 1624 possibly in the Weald area of England.

    Current location: Parham House, Parham, West Sussex, England.