Mintons Pictorial Transfer Tile by William Wise
  • Style/technique: Pictorial print
  • Manufacturer: Mintons China Works
  • Pattern number: 1801
  • Dimensions: 6" x 6"
  • Date: circa 1885


A nice example of William Wise's engraving from the 'Village Life' series in medium blue on ivory, scenes of times already gone by as with industrialisation people moved to the towns and cities to work in the factories. This features a young mother breast feeding her baby and a girl pouring out a cup of milk for a younger boy, could have been an advertisement for the Milk Marketing Board :-) Signed W Wise bottom right.

To my mind this and 'Country Pursuits' are by far the best series by Wise perhaps because he actually designed these rather than creating engravings for tile based upon other drawings and photographs as many other of his tiles were.

Verso is fully marked with Mintons name etc and badge, a little grubby but no mortar/adhesive residue.

Condition: Very good
Price: £120 (approx $245)
Ref: 02788

Chip mid left edge, three other small chips and maybe a dozen tiny > minute. Surface condition is excellent just a few very light scratches none of which are particularly obvious. A very clean and bright tile with excellent brilliance in the glaze.

UK Special Delivery £128

US and World Airsure £135

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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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