Description: Arched rectangular; gadrooned edging (top and sides); three bobbins as stamps - one centre top, and a different one on each side to left and right of arch base - initials and date split either side of top bobbin.
Notes: The distinctive edging and use of bobbins is seen on other firebacks; similar initials and date suggest a common source; the initials may relate to John Weston, of Warnham, Sussex (d. 1642).
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: I W / 16 32
Current location: in private hands, Warnham, West Sussex, England.
Description: Rectangular with canted top corners; twisted rope edging (top and sides); top centre, date formed from a single stamp, over-pressed; monogram below date.
Notes: Dates formed from a single stamp are uncommon, other examples coming from the 16th century.
Inscription: 1632 / HPE
Current location: Yapton Metal Co., Yapton, West Sussex, England.
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- Date & initials firebacks