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 8" x 8" Arts & Crafts Movement Style Patent Morocco Minton Tile

 

Style: Arts & crafts movement style
• Technique: Printed on Patent Morocco ground
• Maker: Mintons
Dimensions: 8" x 8"
Date: 1875 (circa)

• Condition: Good
• Price: £125 (approx. $165)
• Ref: 03504

 

A most rare and interesting tile from Mintons being of the arts & crafts style and with the Patent Morocco surface finish. The 'orange tree' design in all 'all over' style similar to wallcoverings and fabrics of the era and widely associated with William Morris indeed Joan Jones former curator of the Minton Museum states that it is based upon a design by Morris although no connection with Mintons is known. The design appears on sheet one of the Mintons catalogue with pattern number 1500 indicating a creation date in the first half of the 1870s.

Tiles made with this Patent Morocco technique are described thus in the Mintons catalogue, "The above are patterns of the New Patent "MOROCCO' Tiles may be done in all tints of Colour. The surface being Granulated and Semi-Vitreous the mat or deadened effect is suitable for those purposes where Glazed Tiles are objectionable".

Such Morocco tiles are very rare, they were not produced for very long by Mintons China Works standards, they appear on Sheet 1 of the Mintons catalogue and were the first range of patterns to be removed from the catalogue.

Verso clean, embossed Mintons etc.

Half a dozen rim chips from quite large bottom left corner to very tiny, a couple of tiny surface chips which otherwise is unmarked.

 

UK Special Delivery £140

EU Priority £145

US and World Priority £150

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