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Two earthenware tiles, dust-pressed white body, printed and hand painted in black, blue, orange, yellow, purple, grey, and shades of green. Each tiles has a pair of blue-tits perched on foliage with bulrushes on either side of a stylised flower. A dotted border runs above and below. Maker's mark and design registration mark on reverse.
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Length: 200 millimetres
Width: 200 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- This design appears as no. 1143 G, sheet 8 in a Minton catalogue of c 1885 (reprinted by Richard Dennis Publications, Shepton Beauchamp, 1996). It appears elsewhere in several colourways. See Jones 1993 p. 169 for the design in a different colourway. See also Halen 1991.
According to Joan Jones an estimate book mentions 'Dresser's Tomtits'. She has also come across the design as 'little birds' and 'grey birds', though at present this is unlocated.
- On display (G47/dc15)
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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