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  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1687 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cast iron

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ironwork, Room 113, case WS

Physical description

Fireback cast with the arms of Charles Paulett, sixth Marquis of Winchester in 1675 and created 1st Duke of Bolton in 1689.

Place of Origin

England (made)


1687 (dated)



Materials and Techniques

Cast iron


Height: 69 cm, Width: 60 cm, Depth: 5 cm

Descriptive line

Cast iron fireback, cast with the arms of Charles Paulett, made in England, dated 1687

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Butterfield, W. Ruskin. Old Wealden Firebacks. The Connoisseur. Dec. 1916. pp.197-206.
Lloyd, N. Domestic Ironwork. I. Firebacks. Archaeological Review. LVIII, 1925. pp.58-67.
Starkie Gardner, J. Iron Casting in the Weald. Archaeologie. LVI, May 12th 1898. pp.133-164.
fig. 221, pp. 161, 250-1
Hodgkinson, Jeremy. British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries. Crawley: HodgersBooks. 2010

Labels and date

Cast iron
England; dated 1687

Cast with the arms of Charles Paulett who succeeded as sixth Marquis of Winchester in 1675 and was created 1st Duke of Bolton in 1689. It is said to have come from Grange Farm, built in the late 17th century, which stands within the grounds of Basing House (near Basingstoke, Hampshire).

Museum No. M.103-1913 [07/1994]


Cast iron



Subjects depicted

Coats of arms


Metalwork; Ironwork; Household objects


Metalwork Collection

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