Category: Firebacks

Key References:
Lindsay, J. Seymour., 1970. Iron and Brass Implements of The English House. Alec Tiranti Publ. (revised reprint of 1927 edn publ. Medici Society).
Jeremy Hodgkinson, British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries (Crawley, HodgersBooks, 2010).
Henry C. Mercer, The Bible in Iron, (Third Edition, Doylestown, PA, Bucks County Historical Society, 1961).
Hodgkinson, J., 2012. Pre-Restoration Iron Firebacks. JAMS Vol 20.
Easton, T. & Hodgkinson, J., 2013. Apotropaic Symbols on Cast Iron Firebacks. JAMS Vol 21.

‘Dutch’ Style Fireback

Material: Cast iron. Dimensions: Width 47.5cm (1ft 6½ in) Height 72cm (2 ft 4 in) Thickness: 3.5cm (1½ in). Place of origin: Ashburnham Furnace, East Sussex, England. Date: 18th to early-19th century (before 1813)....

Memorial Fireback

Material: Cast iron Dimensions: Height: 83cm / 32 ⅝in, Width: 84cm / 33in Place of Origin: Probably Hamsell Furnace, Rotherfield, East Sussex, England Date: Dated 1582 Maker or Retailer: Possibly Robert Baker, ironmaster at Hamsell Furnace. His grave-slab, now...

16th Century Fireback

Material: Cast iron Dimensions: Height: 59.7cm, Width: 144.5cm Place of Origin: East Sussex, England Date: Early to mid-16th century, probably before 1535 Maker or Retailer: Unknown Present Location: Anne of Cleves House, 52 Southover High Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7...

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