Technique: Print &
8" x 8"
Date: design registered 1870
Price: £275 (approx $349)
A well known but all too uncommon design from
Mintons this example in an unusual colourway
predominently earth tones with a sage green body
and black butterfly. The design often
attributed to Christopher Dresser but
investigations found no evidence to support this
indeed there is no record of Dresser designing
any tiles and plenty of evidence that he
The National Archives has the following note
attached to the design registration. "This
design has elements which are inspired by Dr
Christopher Dresser. Much work has still to be
done to distinguish between Dresser's personal
work and that of anonymous designers trained by
Dresser or inspired by his work."
Small chip top right corner, very small chip
bottom edge, other very minor marks.
Verso embossed Mintons etc, printed design