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Minton Bird Aesthetic Transfer Printed Tile

• Condition: Fine
• Price: £120 (approx $161)
• Stock number: 02662

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Tiny chip mid left, other minute chips/roughness, light surface marks.


Style: Aesthetic movement
• Technique: Transfer print
Maker: Minton, Hollins & Co. (Minton & Co.)
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: circa 1880


An excellent bird study print, there are three similar series of bird tiles from Minton Hollins, each with different borders and each done in numerous colourways. One set of ten and two sets of six making twenty two in all with an excellent variety of aesthetic style borders, super designs of the times. Made in a variety of colour combinations, quite possibly a dozen or more, it would be fascinating to collect a group in twelve different colourways. This a cream clay with a fine dark brown print and block printed grey-green background.

Sometimes suggested to be by or even attributed to E. W. Godin but that simply can not be the case, Godwin's bird designs for Minton was a series of twelve and are distinctly different. Also suggested to be by Robert Edis but again for sure not the case by virtue of Edis' own hand which leaves John Windsor Bradburn as a virtual certainty. These Bradburn birds were much more popular than the Godwin birds and quite rightly too in my opinion, Minton wasted its money on the Godwin designs. It is surprising how often it is the case that designs by the famous artists are scarce whilst the succesful designs are by artists whose names are unknown or if known for the most part unrecognised.

Verso near perfectly clean embossed Minton etc.


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