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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1994,1003.2

  • Description

    A solid buff earthenware tile with a thin upper layer of red and white earthenware in a pattern of a white lozenge against a red background. The surface is incised with a grid of sixteen squares simulating mosaic. No maker's mark but a grid of squares.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1880 (circa)
  • Production place

    • Factory in: Poole term details
    • (Europe,British Isles,England,Dorset,Purbeck,Purbeck, Isle of,Poole)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 10.6 centimetres
    • Width: 10.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Position

        reverse
      • Inscription Comment

        A grid of squares impressed.
  • Curator's comments

    For the most up-to-date account of the firm, see Leslie Hayward and Paul Atterbury (ed.), 'Poole Pottery: Carter & Company and their Successors 1873-1995', Shepton Beauchamp, Richard Dennis Publications.

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1994

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1994,1003.2

A solid buff earthenware tile with a thin upper layer of red and white earthenware in a pattern of a white lozenge against a red background. The surface is incised with a grid of sixteen squares simulating mosaic.
No maker's mark but a grid of squares.

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