Two plastic clay border tiles, solid black body with buff inlay, featuring a scrolling foliate motif, all under a clear glaze.
- Factory in: Stoke-on-Trent
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Staffordshire,Stoke-on-Trent)
- Length: 15 centimetres
- Width: 4.5 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription Positionreverse of one tile
Inscription ContentPATENT / STOKE UPON TRENT
Inscription CommentAustwick 90; part of the mark only.
These tiles are unusual for their orientation; they form the border for a vertical frieze, see 1980,0307.49a-b. See Fired Earth 1991 no. 131 for a c1890 example together with the red and buff tiled frieze. According to Michael Whiteway, these tiles were probably designed by an architect-designer.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT1259
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