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Four plastic clay tiles, solid red body, inlaid in buff and black with a diaper pattern of alternate fleur-de-lys and rosettes in buff, red and black, all under a clear glaze. Maker's mark on reverse.
Length: 15 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Examples of this design are in the store of Palace of Westminster; fire damage and the small pattern indicate that they were used as a fireplace cheek.
According to Chris Blanchett, a majolica version by Minton and a nine-colour version by Godwin and Co. also exist.
The design apperas in an undated pattern book for printed tiles in the Minton Archive, pattern no. 1626; therefore it must also have been printed onto tiles.
- On display (G47/wall)
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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