Earthenware tile, solid buff body inlaid with brown, forming a repeat pattern of lozenges containing four-petal motifs and rosettes, all bordered by rosettes. Maker's mark on reverse.
- Factory in: Stoke-on-Trent
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Staffordshire,Stoke-on-Trent)
- Width: 153 millimetres
- Length: 153 millimetres
- Diameter: 9 millimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentH. & R. Johnson
Inscription Commentimpressed, with holes for keying
Inscription Content20 % 8/4/81
The tile was made in the 1980's as part of a group of replacements for those designed by Pugin for the palace of Westminster. the method used is the same as for the Minton originals: the design is impressed in the buff body clay, and the different colours, in the form of liquid slip, are then poured in. But the thickness of the modern replacements is about half that of the originals. See also 2000,0109.1-6
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT17224
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