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Four eathenware tiles, solid red body, with white inlaid decoration and apparently painted with a black glaze; featuring a diaper pattern of lozenges with rosettes enclosing spirals of fleurs-de-lys. Maker's mark on reverse. Slip-decorated.
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Length: 15 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The tile bears an incorrect Design Registration mark, with the Category I for textiles instead of IV for ceramics. According to Chris Blanchett, the registration mark actually corresponds to a silk design. The design for this tile appears in PRO Design Representation Book BT 43/71, No.314292, registered on 19 September 1877, Parcel 5.
See 1996,0206.4 for a tile which seems to have been made in a similar manner.
Stuart Durant attributes the design for these tiles to Christopher Dresser, although he does not cite his evidence. See Stuart Durant, 'Christopher Dresser' (London, Academy Editions, 1993), p. 125.
- On display (G47/wall)
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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