Fireback

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

Date

1750-1780

GUSN

GUSN-2459

Description

Fireback with scrolled crest; shaped sides; floral border; encloses depiction of man on horseback with line of convicts and guards below.

Details

Descriptive Terms

firebacks
casting (process)
iron (metal)
Iron
Cast
FIREBACK

Inscription

Cast on the lower band is: ST WP [It is so corroded that the cataloger could not see the inscription noted from NFL's notes.]

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Europe

Dimensions

24 x 17 3/4 x 1 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.484