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Litho and Block Print Transfer
Printed Landscape Tile
Price: £80 (approx
Nunerous chips around the edges but all very
tiny and barely imposing on the face of the tile.
Some light surface wear, this tile was apparently
in a teapot stand, only visible when held just so
to catch the light it displays very well.
Made by: Mintons China Works
Pattern number: 2228
Dimensions: 6" x
Date: circa 1890
One of a series of twelve landscapes engraved
by L T Swetnam in1886 and the series introduced
the following year. An interesting mix of
decorating techniques being both lithoprinted
and block printed, lithoprint for the fine
detailed scene and block printing for the solid
colours in the borders.
Whilst few of these scenes are identified
this is known to be Splugen in the Alps from a
similar scene from another series also by
Mintons Ltd and also engraved by L T Swetnam.
The views appear to have been drawn at the same
time but from a slightly different perspective
as if a tour of artists visited and two of their
pictures were later published. Mintons in common
with other manufacturers copied most of their
landscapes from books.
Verso slight stain and a few grains of
adhesive residue, embossed name etc.
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 see Condition.
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.
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