Aesthetic Transfer Printed
- Style/technique: Aesthetic print
- Manufacturer: Campbell Brick and Tile Co.
- Dimensions: 6" x 6"
- Date: 1875 - 1882
A most unusual tile having a medium blue clay body
glazed and then printed. Decorated with a bold aesthetic
design complex and with many element including, hints of
japanoiserie and gothic. Such blue clay bodies were very
expensive, such that a plain tile would be twice the
price of a white tile decorated with a blue transfer
Verso is clean and fully named Campbell Brick and Tile
Campbell was the owner of Mintons China Works and he
set up 'The Minton Brick and Tile Co' after buying out
Robert Minton Taylor & Co in an attempt to subvert
the court judgment banning him from using Minton and Tile
in any company name or marketing. Hollins took him to
court again and so the company was renamed Campbell Brick
and Tile Co but for just seven years when it became
Campbell Tile Co. Campbells eventually outlasted Mintons
China Works in tile manufacture and was a major company
throughout much of the twentieth century eventually
merging with Johnsons in 1963.
Price: £50 (approx $99)
Medium glaze chip right edge, very small and very tiny
chips near bottom right corner, a little wear to top right
corner. The surface is virtually unmarked.
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
The image is full size at 72 dpi (about 430 pixels wide)
in maximum quality JPEG format. Customers may request a
larger 120 dpi image also in maximum quality JPEG format for
closer inspection which will be sent by email.
Copyright 2000 - 2007, All rights reserved