Fireback

Date

1700-1799

GUSN

GUSN-7522

Description

Rectangular body with curvilinear top ending in a bulbed finial. Scene has fruit tree flanked by a man and woman in 16th c. dress, surrounded by leaf and scroll borders, probably "Tree of Life" symbol.

Details

Descriptive Terms

firebacks
casting (process)
iron (metal)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
trees
fruit
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
scrolls (motifs)
tree of life (general motif)
Iron
Slip Cast
Tree
Tree-of-Life
Leaf
Scroll
FIREBACK

Associated Building

Original to Hamilton House (South Berwick, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

England

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

36 x 25.75 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.421

Places

Probably