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Group of Six Wedgwood Creamware Tiles

  • Style: Aesthetic Movement
  • Technique: Handmade body, printed and painted
  • Maker: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6" each tile
  • Date: 1870s


A excellent group of six Wedgwood Creamware tiles decorated with flora and fauna finely printed and exquisitely painted in the manner of W S Coleman's 'Naturalist' design (shown below). Wedgwood Creamware tiles are rarely found, it is not until 1880/1 that Wedgwood established a specialist tile making department which produced the ofttimes famous designs that are familiar to many.

Versos very clean combed plastic clay some with painted artists marks and pencil script.

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Condition: Fine
Price: £1150 (approx $1524)
Ref: 06271/2/3/4/5/6

Few very tiny > minute chips/roughness/slight glaze losses to the tip of the rims, surfaces very near perfect.


UK Special Delivery £1180

EU Priority £1195

US and World Priority £1210

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The image below is from the National Archives who describe it thus:

Ornamental design for a dinner service.

This design is usually referred to as the 'Naturalist' service. These striking designs were prepared for Minton by the artist WS Coleman [William Stephen Coleman]. Minton paid Coleman a fee of £200 for the designs. Using the retail price index £200 in 1870 would be worth over £12,000 today. Compared with average earnings in 1870, £200 would be worth over £100,000, a significant amount to be paid for one design. This design is illustrated Joan Jones Minton, The First Two Hundred Years of Design & Production, Swan Hill Press, 1993, page 67.


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