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Rare Views Tile L T Swetnam Minton

 
  • Condition: Very fine
  • Price: £245 (approx $254)
  • Ref: 03796

 

This was quite a popular series in the 1890s but on six inch tiles and in plain brown, black or indian blue print. In colours they are quite special, especially the eight inch version set within its border with printed band of bead pattern and plain bands tastefully coloured in 'gold'.

The colours really bring it to life and soften the over intensity of the shading found on both Wise's and Swetnam's engravings, it appears that the engravings were intended to be coloured over for that's how they appear in the pattern book and the look so much better in real life too.

This view as we can see as the engraving is named is Rodez Cathedral which is famous because you can't see it, well not properly. Most medieval cathedrals are surrounded by lawns and the power of the massive structures is very imposing, at Rodez theirs struggles to peer over the surrounding buildings.

Verso clear of adhesive but rather grubby, emboseed Mintons etc and England.

Tiny marks to the edges more light wear than chips, surface is perfect. Minor manufacturing flaws most clear the glazed over chip bottom edge.

 

Style/technique: Landscape print & tint
Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
• Engraved by: L T Swetnam
Dimensions: 8" x 8"
Date: circa 1895

 

UK Special Delivery £255

EU Priority £260

US and World Priority £265

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The image is a scan of the tile full size at 72 dpi (about 570 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 a more detailed description of how we describe marks see Condition.

 

 

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