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Aesthetic Pictorial Tile by
Webbs of Worcester
Price: £175 (approx
The chip top left corner is a manufacturing flaw
for when examined with a glass the glaze rolls to
its edge, no damage, some minor glazing flaws
around the rim, a couple of extremely light
scratches, no crazing.
Style/technique: Aesthetic pictorial
Manufacturer: Webbs Tileries,
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: design registered 1884
An unusual series from a company in existence
for many years whose wares are infrequently
found. A series of ten pictorial subjects and a
registered design (although one must take it
that it was the border pattern that was
registered) block, printed in sepia and
One of the most amongst many curious and
humorous series for they are gastronomic
subjects most of which concerned with hunting
and gathering of foods including pineapple and
turtle. The pictures are also found on 4" x 6"
tiles with just slender borders and also upper
body pictures with borders top and bottom. The
designs registered in 1884 predate the more
famous and also rather curious gastronomic
series designed by Louis Solon and made by
Mintons Ltd, another case of the most famous
name in tiles copying rather than
With a plain rail verso embossed Webbs
Tileries Worcester the style almost identical
with the common Wedgwood rail verso. It is
considered highly probable that Webbs made tiles
for Wedgwood and most especially (some of) their
block printed patterns.
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.
The image is full size at 72 dpi (about 430
pixels wide) in maximum quality JPEG format.
Customers may request a larger 120 dpi image also
in maximum quality JPEG format for closer
inspection which will be sent by email.
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