Description: Arched rectangular shape; cavetto edging; a pheon (a downward-pointing arrow head barbed on the inner edge), the badge of the Sidneys, within a wreath, an earl’s coronet above; the date on either side of the coronet.
Notes: The badge is of the Sidneys, Earls of Leicester. The date is most likely to be 1626 as the Earldom was not conferred upon Robert Sidney until 1618 and he died in 1626. A recast plate.
Inscription: 16 [?]26
Arms: Badge of Sidney family, Earls of Leicester
- Decoration tags:
- arched rectangular (shape)
- astragal (edging)
- whole carved pattern
- individual numbers
Manufactured: in the early to mid 17th century possibly at Robertsbridge Furnace, Salehurst in the Weald area of England.
Current location: Florence Court, Enniskillen, Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.
Museum number: NT/FLO/M/1078 (part of the National Trust museum group)
- Attached to series:
- Earl of Leicester series
- Personal firebacks