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Four earthenware tiles, solid buff body covered with white slip and handpainted in blue and green with a design reminiscent of Iznik-style flowers and saz-leaves. No maker's mark but distinctive horizontal bands on the reverse.
- Production date
- 1865-1870 (circa)
Length: 13 centimetres (each tile)
Width: 13 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This tile was made by a Dutch tile factory, either Ravesteijn or van Hulst, see Richard and Hilary Myers, 'William Morris Tiles', Shepton Beauchamp, Richard Dennis, 1996, p. 140. The design was called 'Persian' and resembles tiles made for the London retailer and importer Thomas Elsley which are not included in this catalogue. According to the Myers, this design was also sold by H. W. Meredith and Son. For an illustration of a van Hulst tile with a similar design, see R. and H. Myers, 'William Morris Tiles', p. 140, fig. 244.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number