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Rare Views Tile L T Swetnam Minton

 
  • Condition: Good
  • Price: £195 (approx $282)
  • Ref: 03894

 

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 they look so much better in real life too.

This view as we can see as the engraving is named is Boppart on the Rhine and shows the medieval town with the twin spires of the church in the background.

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

Small shallow chip right edge just retained within the outer border, a few other very tiny > minute rim chips and wear to the tip, tiny spots of wear to the enamel around top right and lower left.

 

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

 

UK Special Delivery £205

EU Priority £210

US and World Priority £215

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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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