Minton Hollins Aesthetic Rural
Condition: Very good
Price: £115 (approx $183)
Three very small rim chips more on the edge than the face
and a few very tiny, and light scratches which can only be
seen when caught in the light.
- Style/technique: Aesthetic Print
- Manufacturer: Minton Hollins
- Dimensions: 6" x 6"
- Date: Circa 1880
A beautifully detailed aesthetic tile one of a series
of twelve that are quite rarely found, lovely pictures
representing idyllic country life and its closeness to
nature. Featuring a multitude of elements, scenes of
country landscapes, children playing outdoors, floral and
fauna a ram, butterflies and flowers with five different
stylised floral and geometric borders. A fun and
entertaining tile in nice colours the dark brown print
showing well against the buff clay body.
Minton Hollins lesser known and their picture tiles
less often found than those of Mintons Ltd the china
company yet their wares were generally superior. This is
a rare series, twelve tiles are recorded pattern numbers
1568 - 1579, I collect them in this colourway and still
only have four.
The image is full size at 72 dpi (about 430 pixels wide)
in maximum quality JPEG format.
The image is a little oversize rather than cropped close
to the edges so that the edges can easily be seen and any
chips etc can be quickly spotted. Other marks described are
usually not visible at all when the tile is viewed straight
as one normally sees it and can only be seen with a critical
eye when the tile is tilted to catch imperfections in
reflected light. For more details of how we describe marks
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