Seasons Transfer Printed Tile
- Style/technique: Pictorial print
- Manufacturer: Malkin Tiles
- Dimensions: 6" x 6"
- Date: circa 1885
One of an excellent series of four seasons by Malkin,
very difficult to find these, I had three for many years
and waited at least a decade to complete my group.
Excellent artistry, clear yet substantive, nice colouring
in dark brown on ivory. Each season has a rhyme around
the corners, this:
Flowers for hopes
Graine golden ripe
Of hopes ye type
Malkin did many fabulous tiles in the popular printed
and majolica processes for most of the victorian era and
through the edwardian era until well in to the 20thC.
Their sports series is well appreciated and sought after,
this small series I like just as much.
Verso slightly grubby but no adhesive residue,
unmarked but characteristic pattern.
Condition: Near perfect
Price: £180 (approx $350)
One very tiny chip bottom edge. Surface is very near
perfect, very clean and outstanding glaze brilliance.
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
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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