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Group of Four Kate Greenaway Tiles



 
  • Style: Painted Fairy Tales
  • Manufacturer: Mintons
  • Designer: Kate Greenaway
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6" each tile
  • Date: circa 1885

 

A group of four charming picture tiles of children playing designed by and with rhymes by Kate Greenaway. Painted by an unknown hand on Mintons tiles the pictures adapted from Under the Window Greenaway's first both written and illustrated book.

 

From Wikipedia:

Under the Window: Pictures & Rhymes for Children (London, 1879) was Kate Greenaway's first children's picture book, composed of her own verses and illustrations. Selling over 100,000 copies, the toy book was a commercial success, helped launch Greenaway's career as a children's book illustrator and author in the late 19th century as well as starting what became known as the "Greenaway vogue".

Although Greenaway illustrated over 150 books, Under the Window is one of the only two books that she both wrote and illustrated, the other being Marigold Garden (1885).

The book is considered to be one of the first earliest examples of a designer picture book.

 

Copies of the original book pages courtesy of Project Gutenberg. Click on the thumbnail for a larger picture.

 

Versos very clean embossed Mintons China Works etc, painted artists marks.

 

Condition: Very fine
Price: £1250 (approx $1983)
Ref: 04911/2/3/4

Very tiny > minute chips, roughness, slight glaze losses to the tip of the rims, surfaces very near perfect.

 

UK Special Delivery £1270

EU Priority £1280

US and World Priority £1290

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