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An English cast iron fireback,
20th Century, cast from a 17th Century pattern,
the arched rectangular plate cast in relief with an heraldic lion surrounded by the insignia of the realm and bearing the date "1641",
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This fireback, much reproduced since it was first cast in the Weald of Kent during the English Civil War, is one example of a Royalist tone found in the production of the Weald foundries of the time. There are variants of this pattern - one of which is held at The Victoria and Albert museum.