- Place of origin:
ca. 1550 (made)
- Materials and Techniques:
- Museum number:
- Gallery location:
Cast iron fireback with three daggers formed by impressing a dagger into the sand casting bed.
Place of Origin
ca. 1550 (made)
Materials and Techniques
Height: 470 mm, Width: 730 mm, Depth: 40 mm
Object history note
Mrs C. Starkie Gardner Collection.
Fireback, cast iron depicting three daggers, made in England, ca. 1550
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Jeremy Hodgkinson, "Pre-Restoration Iron Firebacks", The Journal of the Antique Metalware Society, Vol. 20, June 2012, pp. 2-15, ill. p. 4
Gardner, John Starkie. Ironwork. Part 3: A complete survey of the artistic working of iron in Great Britain from the earliest times. London : Published under the authority of the H.M.S.O., 1922. 198 p., 46 p. of plates, ill. ISBN 0905209028.
Gloag, John and Derek Bridgwater. A history of cast iron in architecture. London : G. Allen and Unwin. 1948. 395p., ill.
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.
fig. 46, pp. 71, 226
Hodgkinson, Jeremy. British Cast-Iron Firebacks of the 16th to Mid-18th Centuries. Crawley: HodgersBooks. 2010
Labels and date
England; c. 1550
The three daggers were cast by impressing an actual dagger into the sand casting bed. This may represent the arms of the Vigumes of Launceston, Cornwall.
Mrs C. Starkie Gardner Collection
Museum No. 896-1901 [07/1994]