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Two earthenware tiles, dust-pressed white body, printed in pale and dark green and cerise, with bright pink and 'golden buff' added by hand. The design features a quatrefoil with three stylised leaf motifs in each lobe and a central rosette; the corners with fleurs-de-lys. Maker's mark and possibly the artist's device on the reverse.
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Length: 15.10 centimetres
Width: 15.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- It seems that these tiles were printed using the Collins and Reynolds method, which was patented in 1848 and used in the Minton factory by 1849. For a discussion of this process, see Atterbury and Wainwright 1994, p. 148 and 1980,0307.92. Certain colours were not suitable for the process (such as 'golden buff' on these examples) and had to be added by hand. 'Golden buff' is used to describe an apricot shade in the Minton Archive.
The design appears as no. 1326 in an undated pattern book in the Minton Archive. It also appears as no. 797 G, sheet 12 in a Minton catalogue of c 1885 (reprinted by Richard Dennis Publications, Shepton Beauchamp, 1996). According to Joan Jones, no. 797 G, sheet 12 also occurs in an earlier catalogue of c 1870, see Jones 1993, p. 178.
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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