Description: Canted rectangle with twisted rope edging (top and sides); rope line separating rectangle from trapezoidal section, which is, in turn, separated by rope lines into a central rectangle containing a rebated lozenge stamp beneath the date (reversed), and two mirrored triangles each containing what appear to be mirrored stamps of a bird, possibly a partridge, and an initial; both the initials and the date are reversed.
Notes: Reversal of numerals and letters is not uncommon on firebacks.
Inscription: E or F 16 04 C
Description: Rectangular; flanged or astragal and fillett edging; female portrait in a medallion of three concentric rings; date split between four corners
Notes: An unusually small stoveplate.
Inscription: 1 6 [?0] 4
Current location: Haslemere Educational Museum, Haslemere, Surrey, England.
(part of the Haslemere Educational Museum museum group)
- Attached to series:
Description: Arched rectangular shape; ovolo edging; Stuart royal arms of England (quarterly, 1st and 4th, France and England, 2nd Scotland and 3rd Ireland) with garter, crown, motto and supporters; initials either side of lion’s head; date either side of unicorn’s head.
Notes: The slightly awkward positioning of the date suggests it was added later.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: I R [Iacobus Rex] 16 04 / DEV ET MON DROIT
Arms: English Stuart royal - James I
Current location: Scotney Castle, Lamberhurst, Kent, England.
Museum number: NT/SCO/M/62 (part of the National Trust museum group)