- Condition: Very fine
- Price: £255 (approx $369)
- Ref: 03893
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
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 they look so much better in
real life too.
This view as we can see as the engraving is
named is Dittisham on the Dart a village famed
for its fishing for the river nearby is very
wide and shallow. One of the prettier views from
the series especially in colour.
Verso clear of adhesive but rather grubby,
emboseed Mintons etc and England.
Very tiny chip bottom right corner, a few
minute rim chips, surface is perfect.
Manufacturing similarly excellent with only very
Style/technique: Landscape print &
Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
Engraved by: L T Swetnam
8" x 8"
Date: circa 1895