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Rare Views Tile L T Swetnam Minton

 

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

• Condition: Fine
• Price: £225 (approx $348)
• Ref: 04049

 

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 Ruins of Hougomont, Belgium. The Chateau d'Hougoumont is a large farmhouse situated on the Waterloo battlefield where the British faced Napoleon and the success of the battle was considered to rest upon it. Wellington based troops there and defended it, Napoleon started the battle by attacking it and after a few hours shelled it destroying all but the chapel.

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

Some very tiny > minute chips to the rim, surface very near perfect.

 

 

UK Special Delivery £235

EU Priority £240

US and World Priority £245

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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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