Victorian Majolica Fruit Tile
  • Style/technique: Victorian majolica
  • Manufacturer: J H Barratt
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6"
  • Date: circa 1895
  • Colours: 3


Fruit tiles are quite unusual, apples are probably the second most popular after grape vines, this having a mottled effect to the fruit and leaves is most unusual for an english tile. The style of moulding and colours is rather more similar to tiles made by American companies like American Encaustic, Low and Trent than typically English, possibly a design made with a view to the export market.

Condition: Excellent

Price: £40 (approx $80)

Ref: 01812B

Four tiny/very tiny edge/corner chips, some light surface scratches and other light surface marks, light discolouration in the crazing. Factory flaw on the leaf to the left where a small section of the body has caved in under the glaze. High brilliance in the glazes.

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The image is a little oversize rather than cropped close to the edges so that the edges can easily be seen and any chips etc can be quickly spotted. Other marks described are usually not visible at all when the tile is viewed straight as one normally sees it and can only be seen with a critical eye when the tile is tilted to catch imperfections in reflected light. For more details of how we describe marks see Condition.


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