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Excellent Multicolour Block Printed Minton Tile


• Condition: Excellent
• Price: £120 (approx $199)
• Ref: #03638

UK Special Delivery £128

EU Priority £132

US and World Priority £136

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About ten very tiny rim chips, near perfect surface and brilliantly glazed.


 

• Style/technique: Floral block print
• Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date: circa 1890

 

 

This is a great tile, a full design in the aesthtic/arts & crafts movement taste. Within a border of natural geometric form the design fills the body with lightly stylised naturalistic floral forms printed in six colours

A design rarely found which would be quite surprising given the taste of the times and its brilliant colours but I believe that this was a very expensive tile. A block printed tile, quite phenomenal colours for the time and technique, other companies were able to hand paint similar colours in a similar time frame but colour printing was very colour restricted. The pattern number, not shown on the tile but it is illustrated in the catalogue, indicates an introduction date of 1889.

Verso very clean, Mintons etc embossed. England or 'Made in England' not embossed and Mintons Ltd were one of the first companies to use the mark to comply with USA import regulations introduced in late 1890 so it is taken that this was made in the 1889/1890 time frame.

 

The image is full size at 72 dpi (about 430 pixels wide) in maximum quality JPEG format, a larger 120 dpi image also in maximum quality JPEG format can be forwarded by email if required.

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.

 

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