Antique cast iron fireback dated 1576
Antique cast iron fireback dated 1576. There are several inscriptions cast into this fireback : “DON LABERT” and “ABBE D’ORVAUX” with the date 1576. In the centre of this rectangular piece we can see what is presumably the abbot’s (abbé’s) mitre. Three-lobed clover leaves, stars and birds surround the mitre across the surface of the fireback.
940 mm (37 inches) x 800 mm (31.5 inches)
On display in BCA’s Normandy premises at Méry-Corbon between Caen and Lisieux.