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Japonaiserie Series Maw Owen Gibbons Blue & White Tile


• Condition: Perfect
• Price: £300 (approx $385)
• Stock number: 06898

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• Style: Aesthetic japanesque
• Ttechnique: Transfer print
• Maker: Maw & Co.
• Artist: Owen Gibbons
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date: 1881 (originated)

 

An excellent example of the art of design, aesthetic japonaiserie at its best. Most interesting subject matter, two young children playing Go, a most challenging game with simple rules yet more difficult than chess. One of a series of six 6x6 designs, relatively uncommon, Maw's quality priced them out of the mass market especially in the later 19th century when cheaper rivals blossomed. Designed by Owen Gibbons in 1881.

Owen Gibbons trained at the South Kensington School of Art and was for a time curator of the Royal Architectural Museum, Westminter, London before becoming head of the Coalbrookdale School of Art in Shropshire. Whilst there he designed a number of tiles for Maw & Co. He was also a principle in the company of Gibbons Hinton & Co established by his brother Francis Gibbons in the mid-1880s.


One can just make out the printed initials and date in the bottom right corner, it is crisper in brown printed tiles.

Verso very clean, embossed Maw, Broseley, Floreat Salopia badge etc.

 

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