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Embossed Floral Majolica Tile

• Condition: very fine
• Price: £120 (approx $162)
• Ref: #06451

UK Special Delivery £130

EU Priority £134

US and World Priority £138

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Half an inch roughness right edge, three miniute losses to the rim, very minor surface marks.


• Style: Floral
• Technique: Embossed majolica
• Maker: Gibbons, Hinton & Co.
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date: 1890 (circa)


An excellent majolica tile in quite high relief and carefully painted in five colours, majolica without the benefit of a raised outline to contain the glazes and technically a difficult tile to make. Bright earth tone colours against cobalt blue ground

Owen Gibbons trained at the South Kensington School of Art and was for a time curator of the Royal Architectural Museum, Westminster, London before becoming head of the Coalbrookdale School of Art in Shropshire. Whilst there he produced some designs for Maw & Co then later he joined his brother Francis in Gibbons, Hinton & Co. There appears to have been some technology exchange between the companies for both were leaders in high relief embossed tiles.

Verso very clean, unmarked.



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