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Fireback

Fireback

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1820 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast iron, painted and gilded

  • Museum number:

    M.377:1, 2-1912

  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 113, case WS []

Physical description

Painted and gilded cast iron fireback, cast in high relief with the arms of the Salters' Company of the City of London with two leopard supporters and the motto 'SAL SAPIT OMNIA'.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

ca. 1820 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Cast iron, painted and gilded

Marks and inscriptions

'SAL SAPIT OMNIA'
Salt flavours all
Motto of the Salters' Company of the City of London.

Dimensions

Height: 99 cm, Width: 81 cm, Depth: 20 cm

Descriptive line

Fireback, painted and gilded cast iron bearing the arms of the Salters' Company of the City of London, made in England, 1823

Labels and date

FIREBACK
Cast iron, painted and gilded
England; 1823

Cast in high relief with the arms of the Salters' Company of the City of London with two leopard supporters and the motto SAL SAPIT OMNIA meaning 'Salt flavours All'. The salt cellars shown in the arms are typically early 18th-century in style.

Museum No. M.377-1912 [07/1994]

Materials

Cast iron

Techniques

Casting; Painting (coating); Gilding

Subjects depicted

Leopards; Coats of arms

Categories

Metalwork; Ironwork

Collection

Metalwork Collection

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