Mintons Pictorial Transfer Tile by
- 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
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)
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.
The image is full size at 72 dpi (about 430 pixels wide) in
maximum quality JPEG format and on screen is about the size
as it would be in real life at the same distance. 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
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