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Eight Inch Mintons Aesthetic Majolica Tile

 

Style/technique: Aesthetic Majolica
Manufacturer: Mintons
Dimensions: 8" x 8"
Date: circa 1892

• Condition: Good
• Price: £65 (approx $105)
• Ref: 04249

 

An unusual large aesthetic majolica tile, few eight inch tiles are majolica most being prints and hand painted. The pattern determined as being introduced in summer 1890 by virtue of the pattern number which can be seen on the additional sheet in the reprinted '1885' Mintons Ltd catalogue.*

Verso embossed Mintons etc, reddish stain (mahogany furniture stain).

Occasional rim and surface chips but none too large, glaze surface is excellent and bright.

* The reprinted Mintons Ltd catalogue widely described as 1885 is slightly earlier likely 1883 or possibly 1884. The additional sheets of embossed tiles are of later date 1891 for the first sheet and 1892 the second sheet.

 

 

UK Special Delivery £75

EU Priority £80

US and World Priority £85

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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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