Four sandwich tiles, inlaid plastic clay body, forming a repeat pattern of intersecting squares enclosing rosettes in buff, red and black, all under a clear glaze; 1980,0307.20a features brown instead of red. 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, with regular grid of holes impressed; one also with '5'.
Red and brown clays look very similar in the unfired state, which may account for the variation of 1980,0307.20a. For a tile in a different colourway marked '38', see Stoke 1984, no. 78. For a c 1890 tile in a different colourway, see Austwick 1980, pl. 39.
13 January 1994
Tiles Steam cleaned using distilled water; run off dirt and water absorbed into soft tissue. Backs of tiles consolidated with 20% Paraloid B72 (ethyl methacrylate copolymer) in 50/50 Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone)/Industrial methylated spirits (ethanol,methanol).Tiles adhered to 6mm aluminium sheet with Araldite 2005 two part epoxy resin.
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCT1786
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