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Craven Dunnill Cock Robin
Nursery Rhyme Blue & White Tile
Price: £140 (approx
No damage over time, bottom corners trimmed for
the original fixing, perfect surface.
Style: Aesthetic, arts & crafts
Technique: Blue & white print
Manufacturer: Craven Dunnill
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: 1885 (circa)
A rather rarely found tile from a series
depicting the nursery rhyme Who Killed Cock
Robin. This the boldest of the series and most
unusual to see a muscial stave depicted on tile,
usually found in brown print but this a superb
blue on white.
The song first recorded in the 18th century
although may be earlier, the origins obscure and
debated, most nursery rhymes contained a
message, an aphorism for children to learn and
carry forward in to later life.
Verso very clean but some stain from
adhesive, embossed Craven Dunnill etc.
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