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Earthenware tile, dust-pressed cream body; printed and hand-painted in 'golden buff', blue, red and green on a white ground, with a hexafoil within a circle containing flowers and leaves. Maker's mark on reverse.
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Length: 20.40 centimetres
Width: 20.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The design was printed using the Collins and Reynolds method (confirmed by Chris Blanchett), which refers to the process of printing areas of colour as opposed to printing lines from an engraved copper plate. It appears as pattern no. 444 in an undated pattern book, Catalogue of Minton Manuscripts no. 1824 in the Minton Archive. In another pattern book, Catalogue of Minton Manuscripts no. 1836, the design appears as pattern nos. 176 and 177. Both of these patterns are annotated 'New Press', which refers to the process of block-printing patented by Collins and Reynolds, see Atterbury and Wainwright 1994, p. 148. Nos. 176 and 177 are also annotated with the number of coats required for each colour; e.g. no. 176 is annotated 'Chrome green 2 coats, crimson 1 coat, matt blue 2 coats'.
The design also appears as no. 444 G, sheet 13 in a Minton catalogue of c 1885 (reprinted by Richard Dennis Publications, Shepton Beauchamp, 1996). According to Joan Jones, no. 444 G, sheet 13 also occurs in an earlier catalogue of c 1870, see Jones 1993, p. 179.
'Golden buff' is used to describe an apricot shade in the Minton Archive.
For the medieval source of unknown provenance, see Eames design no. 2440, cat. 919.
See also 1980,0307.90
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