French 17th century fireback with a depiction of a phoenix
Antique cast iron fireback depiciting a phoenix in relief, amongst flames and Renaissance floral decorations, within a painting-like frame. France, 17th Century.
On top a description: FLAMES SONT FLEURS OVIE REPREN MA VIE
Height 99 cm, width 102 cm and thickness 2 cm.
A similar fireback is pictured in: Henri Carpentier, Placques de Cheminées, F. de Nobele, Paris 1967, p. 388.