Rare Robert Minton Taylor 8" Gothic Majolica Wall Tile

 

  • Style/technique: Gothic majolica
  • Manufacturer: Robert Minton Taylor
  • Dimensions: 8" x 8"
  • Date: 1869 - 74

 

Super gothic style majolica tile in opaque glazes on a heavy quality buff clay. Excellent quality, equal to Minton Hollins, Minton Taylor's plain tiles were favoured by the noted Kensington Gore Studios for decorating. Illustrated on page 53 of 'The Decorated Tile' by J & B Austwick.

Robert Minton Taylor trained as a tile maker with Minton Hollins, when the Hollins/Campbell partnership dissolved he started his own company which only ran for five years when joined with Colin Campbell of Mintons China Works to form Campbell Tile Co. Minton Taylor managed the company who continued as an independent company until 1963, for more about the complex history of the Minton tile companies click here.

Verso free of adhesive residue but a little stained, fully named.


Condition: Excellent

Price: £130 (approx $258)

Ref: 02697

Chip bottom right corner, about a dozen pinprick marks to the dark glaze, a couple of tiny chips on the raised outlines, tiny glazing imperfections (bubbles) on the edges of the cream glaze, one tiny piece of kiln dirty towards bottom left and one very tiny nearer the centre.

 

UK Special Delivery £140

US and World Airsure £150

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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. Surface 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 see Condition.

 

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