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Pilkington Art Nouveau Chequer Tile


• Condition: Excellent
• Price: £40 (approx $60)
• Ref: #05852

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Minute flakes/losses to the rim, very minor surface marks..


 

Style: Conventional floral
• Technique: Embossed majolica
Maker: Pilkington
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: 1902 (registered)

 

A pleasant and not often found floral chequer design from Pilkington. These are super colours for fitting in to a fireplace, the warm browns showing particularly well in firelight creating relaxing homely feel where reds would be too brash.

Some may say that it is art nouveau in style, I would say not, it is a conventionalised floral design in the manner of designs by Lewis Day who was retained by Pilkington and who famously loathed art nouveau. There are some lines as found in art nouveau but they are found in nature too and what we have here is a natural form arranged to fit in to the square shape of a tile. If art nouveau it would be the first from Pilkington that I have recorded, the first full blown art nouveau designs from the company appear rather later in the same year, several yeasr after their peers but Pilkington marketed primarily to the conservative institutional market and were heavily influenced by Day's disdain for the new style.

Verso very clean embossed P in oposing corners and registration number.

 

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