Four earthenware sandwich tiles, plastic clay body, red between buff, with inlaid decoration in red and blue forming a four-tile motif: a central circle of eight arcaded linked trefoils surrounded by a circular band of rosettes; stylised fleur-de-lys lie in the corners. Maker's mark on reverse.
- Factory in: Stoke-on-Trent
- (Europe,British Isles,England,Staffordshire,Stoke-on-Trent)
- Length: 15 centimetres
- Width: 15 centimetres
Inscription Typemaker's mark
Inscription ContentMINTON & CO / PATENT / STOKE UPON TRENT
Inscription CommentAustwick 90; impressed with regular grid of holes.
This design appears as no. 12 in Minton's First Encaustic Pattern Book. For a two-colour version by Minton see 1980,0307.168. This design was used by a number of other factories: for a two-colour version by Godwin see 1980,0307.60. See also 'Three Much Used Designs', TACS Glazed Expressions, Summer 1981, p. 3.
15 September 1993
Reason for treatment
Chip broken off edge.
Stuck chip with HMG heatproof and waterproof adhesive (cellulose nitrate).
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT5246
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