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'Majolica' or relief-moulded earthenware tile, solid buff body, covered with coloured glazes in pale green, dark green, pink, orange, blue and black on a celadon ground. The design features a foliate cross over a circle. Maker's mark on reverse.
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Length: 15 centimetres
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Attributed to J.P. Seddon, see 'The Builder'.*
The design of this tile is very similar to flat patterns found inlaid into 'geometric gothic' style furniture designed by architect-designers such as Charles Bevan, Bruce Talbert and John Pollard Seddon.
According to Chris Blanchett, the tile dates from before the 1868 split of Minton & Co., and could date from as early as 1865.
See Atterbury and Batkin 1990, p. 221.
- On display (G47/dc10)
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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