Earthenware tile, solid buff body inlaid with red.
- 1860-1880 (circa)
- Made in: England
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England)
- Length: 104 millimetres
- Width: 104 millimetres
This is an extremely popular pattern designed by Pugin for Minton & Co. and later copied by other factories; for examples by Minton & Co., see 1980, 0307.58 and 100. This design is directly copied from medieval tiles; see, for example, Eames 1980 vol. 2, design nos. 2427-8, Penn Bucks School tiles from St. Albans Abbey.
The tile is either a duplicate supplied by the manufacturers to be used at a later date as replacements, or samples for floors that were never actually laid. Only two small areas of the ground floor appear ever to have been laid with tiles, during the late nineteenth-century phase of extensions to the college, of 1877-89.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT17210
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