Description: Arched rectangular shape; astragal and fillet edging (top and sides); central shield with arms of Eton College, surmounted by a small tilting shield of the pre-1603 Royal arms of England (France modern quartering England) aslant beneath a crown; to each side a spray of lilies; below, a scroll bearing the motto - Esto Perpetua; bottom left the date MCMXCII; bottom right, a panel bearing the phrase C of A and [?].
Notes: The motto Esto Perpetua means Let it be perpetual. Fireback designed by and made for Martin, Lord Charteris of Armisfield, who was Provost of Eton College 1978-91. One of a set of two cast for the college.
Copies of this fireback are known.
Inscription: ESTO PERPETUA / MCMXCII C of A [Charteris of Armisfield]
Arms: Eton College
Current location: Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.
Museum number: FDA-A.238:2-2013 (part of the Eton College museum group)