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Two dust-pressed white earthenware tiles covered with white slip and printed in blue; the vertical panel depicts a Japanese woman in traditional dress holding a scroll, standing in front of a branch of prunus blossoms. Maker's mark on the reverse.
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Length: 15 centimetres (each tile)
Width: 15 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- This tile is one from the 'Japanese Series' designed for Maw & Co by Owen Gibbons around 1880. Gibbons became Headmaster of the Coalbrookdale in the Ironbridge Gorge in 1880 and designed tiles for Maw & Co. See Fired Earth 1991, no. 227, for a similar set from the Jackfield Tile Museum of c 1885. See also Austwich 1980, p. 61, fig. 159.
- Not on display
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- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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