Solid red earthenware body tile inlaid with buff and yellow glaze on the buff only. The tile depicts the figure of Edward the Confessor handing a ring to another figure. A floriated design is situated between the two figures. Possible factory date code on reverse.
- Factory in: Stoke-on-Trent
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Staffordshire,Stoke-on-Trent)
- Length: 15 centimetres
- Width: 15 centimetres
Inscription CommentMinton & Co. Date code for 1861 hand-painted in yellow slip.
The design is based on that of medieval tiles from Westminster Abbey Chapter House which were initially copied by Minton & Co for the restoration of the Temple Church in 1840-1845. See also Atterbury and Wainwright 1994, p. 144, pl. 261.
- Original from: Chapter House
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Greater London,London,City of Westminster,Westminster Abbey,Chapter House)
From Alexandra Palace Antiques Fair.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT16866
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