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Minton Classical Tile


Condition: Very good
Price: £90 (approx $139)
Stock number: 03997

UK Special Delivery £98

EU Priority £102

US and World Priority £106

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A few tiny chips to the edges, there's a glazed over chip near top left corner, surface is near perfect and the tile perfectly clean..


• Style/technique: Classical print
• Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date: design registered 1882



A competant and well executed printed tile featuring a lyre at the centre and with further stylised decoration. A classic style dating from the ancient greko-roman era, Mintons Ltd called it Queen Anne, others called it Neo-classical, others called it Rennaisance. In many ways laid back and relaxed, pleasant and easy going.

A combination of block printing and lithographic printing, the former using stone with the microscopic texture of the grains to produce even colour, the later using engraved copper plates to produce fine lines and hatching. I can't think of any other company that used these combined printing processes, that's not to say that others didn't but Mintons despite their reputation as art tile makers made very few art tiles ie with at least some input of the artistic hand rather they were industrial tile makers using almost exclusively mechanical means of decoration.

This is a half an inch thick hearth quality tile.

Verso a little smoke stained, embossed Mintons etc and badge, design registration lozenge printed.


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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