Fireback

Date

1720-1760

GUSN

GUSN-8042

Description

Shaped crest on rectangular body. Relief of dolphins and shell above rounded crest. Scene of Rebecca at the well. Fortified city in background. Scene enclosed by beaded and flower and leaf border.

Details

Descriptive Terms

firebacks
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
casting (process)
iron (metal)
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
relief (sculpture techniques)
shell (animal material)
beading (edging pattern)
beading (process)
Bible
cities
cityscapes (representations)
figure- and animal-derived motifs
dolphins (animals)
flowers (plants)
floral patterns
leaf (plant material)
foliation (pattern)
leaf (metal)
Queen Anne
shell (animal material)
Iron
Slip Cast
Queen Anne
Dolphin
Shell
City
Beaded
Flower
Leaf
City View
Bible
Relief
FIREBACK

Associated Building

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

People and Organizations

Rebecca

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Temperature Control Device

Dimensions

34.5 x 25.125 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Bequest of Elizabeth R. Vaughan

Accession Number

1949.351

Places

Possibly