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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: Excellent
• Price: £185 (approx $285)
• Ref: 04248

 

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 The West Gate, Warwick. This is the entrance to the town from the Stratford road the cottages and inn foreground demolished in the late 19th century to build a road to the right of the gateway arch wide enough for a vehicle to pass in each direction. A group of cottages built laid back a little replaced the older cottages, the inn with the pillars is now a private house.

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

Very small chips top edge and top right corner, few other very tiny > minute chips to the rim, a few minute surface marks.

 

 

UK Special Delivery £195

EU Priority £200

US and World Priority £205

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