Earthenware tile, solid clay body, red between buff, inlaid with red, brown, blue and white, featuring a rosette within a circle bordered by scrolls. Maker's mark on reverse.
- 1860-1870 (circa)
- Factory in: Benthall Works
- (Europe,United Kingdom,England,Shropshire,Broseley,Benthall Works (Broseley))
- Length: 15 centimetres
- Width: 15 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentMAW & Co / BENTHALL WORKS / BROSELEY 2 / SALOP
Inscription CommentImpressed with a regular grid of holes; the '2' upside down.
Tiles of this design can be found in St. Saviour's Church, Aberdeen Park, a Gothic Revival church of the 1860s. The blue on this tile, and on a four-tile Maw set (1980,0307.87) is very intense, quite different from the blue used in Minton tiles.
The blue and white has shrunk in firing, leaving the rosette and border raised.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT8042
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