This is a real rarity, a really great tile
from Pilkington not attributed to a known
designer. A dramatic scene of flamingoes in
flight against a sun (or moon) with clouds
floating by and glazed in an excellent shade of
translucent blue. Super quality artwork,
modelling and pressing. Designed by Cosmo Rowe
in 1893 the group being the only tiles deigned
by him for Pilkington although there is a Rowe
recorded as having painted for Wedgwood.
From a set apparently purpose designed for
fireplaces there being a matching 6" x 3"
waterscape and pair of 6" x 12" scenes of
flamingoes in a lake and in flight. In my
opinion the best Pilkington tiles of the genre
that I have seen, rare to find.
Verso very slightly grubby, 'P's in opposing