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An English cast iron fireback,

20th Century, cast after a mid17th century pattern,


the rectangular plate, with an arched top and recessed lower edge, cast in relief with a Carolean lion passant surrounded by the insignia of the realm: thistle, rose and fleur-de-lys raised in relief, a drilled hole top centre,
Dimensions: 68cm (26¾") High, 77cm (30¼") Wide, 3cm (1¼") Thick
Stock code: 45491
Whilst this pattern has been much copied over the years - with different variants to the same design having been cast, the earliest identified dates to 1641 and was produced in the Kent/Sussex Weald - possibly a foundry in Brede by a founder with the iniials "IM". There is a casting of it in the Victoria and Albert Museum. The Weald - a centre of ironwork prior to the Industrial Revolution - produced a number of similarly Royalist themed firebacks during the Civil War, and after.
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