Description: Arched; cavetto edging; crowned plain shield bearing a Tudor rose, with crowned lion and dragon supporters, with garter and motto; date split by crown.
Notes: A much-copied fireback; the numerals are more typically 16th century in form than are found on copies, suggesting this may be the original design; illustration from Dawson (1903).
Inscription: 15 71 / T K; [English royal, and garter, mottoes].
- Attached to series:
- Miscellaneous royal firebacks
Description: Rectangular with triangular arch; ovolo-moulded edging (top and sides); small stamp of a quartered shield with helm, crest and mantling above the date '1571, initials split either side of shield, repeated six times in two lines of three, the middle stamp of each line higher than the other two.
Notes: The arms may be of the family of Humberston quartered with another; the stamp would have been made specially for the fireback, the date and initials being carved with the arms.
Inscription: I H / 15 71 [repeated 6 times]
Arms: Humberston family
Current location: Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich, Suffolk, England.
(part of the Colchester & Ipswich Museums Service museum group)