- Condition: Excellent
- Price: £1440 (approx $1890)
- Ref: #P0015
- Style: Arts & crafts medieval
- Technique: Hand painted
- Manufacturer: Doulton & Co
- Dimensions: 6" x 6" x 36 tiles
- Date: circa 1880
A large group of 36 medieval style floral
tiles hand painted on coarse oatmeal clay
blanks. It is rare to find such a group of
tiles that epitomises the arts & crafts
movement so well. In medieval style that the
early arts & crafts movement's advcoates
espoused, designed such that the new upper
middle class benefitting from the rewards of
the industrial revolution could fashion their
homes upon historic medieval houses.
24 are overall very fine condition, some
minor marks and manufacturing flaws but given
the context of tiles made to look centuries
old they are just great. This 24 is quite
nicely in pairs. A further twelve tiles which
are slightly oversize and have been trimmed
mostly along the top edges, these handed
similarly and painted by the same hand.
One tile from this group was priced, 2/-,
that's far too little for a dozen tiles which
is how they were generally sold, at 2/- per
tile about three times the price of a good
quality factory made transfer print and tint
The buy now price is for the entire group
of 36 tiles, we will split in to smaller
groups if required.
Click the image below for a much larger
Versos perfectly clean, embossed Doulton
& Co., Lambeth.
There was a group of plain oatmeal tiles
here to view) from the same original
location, and a small group of gothic tiles
here to view).