Wedgwood Pictorial Tile
  • Style/technique: Pictorial print
  • Manufacturer: Josiah Wedgwood & Sons
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6"
  • Pattern number: 278
  • Date: circa 1885


One of, if not the best, pictorial series from Wedgwood illustrating fairies from the Shakespeare play 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. A somewhat controversial play, criticised by many groups who saw images of themselves described by Shakespeare in the commuity of elves and fairies in which the play is set*. This unusual colour combination of blue print on an olive body adds to fantastic and dreamlike quality of the artwork in keeping with the original play.

Although oft attributed to Thomas Allen 'Fired Earth, 1000 Years of Tiles in Europe', who suggests it was designed by Helen J A Miles with an introduction date circa 1882.

*Indeed there is evidence to suggest that Shakespeare did not write the plays and that he ws the front man for a noted politician who was the real author!


Condition: Excellent
Price: £200 (approx $400)
Ref: 02025

One small, one very small and one tiny chips, a very small patch of rubbing around the bottom left corner. Light surface scratches only visible when tilted to the light. Very clean with high brilliance.

UK Special Delivery £208

US and World Airsure £215

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The image is full size at 72 dpi (about 430 pixels wide) in maximum quality JPEG format. A larger 120 dpi image also in maximum quality JPEG format can be forwarded by email if required.

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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