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Aesthetic Transfer Print Tile

• Condition: Near perfect
• Price: £45 (approx $69)
• Stock number: 03857

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In near perfect condition, it's a struggle to find any flaws but there are just a couple of tiny marks to the tip of the rim.


• Style/technique: Aesthetic print
• Made by:
• Pattern number: 42
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date:
circa 1885


A nice printed tile in a warm chocolate brown, good range of hues in the single colour print. A really nice quality engraving the craftsman achieving near perfect repetition of the elements those tiny flowerheads look identical, the slender scrolling lines too. It really is a difficult task to achieve perfect symmetry with hand work something we now with computers and even previously with other means of replication can overlook. The floral centre stands out brightly, there's a certain eastern feel to some elements of the design, the background filled with wirework-like detail and corner motifs of offset decorated chequer patterns with borders. A lot of complex elements in this for a simple printed tile, well it's not a simple printed tile, it really is quite good.

Unattributed manufacturer the diamond mark with number inside seen from time to time and usually on super quality tiles. Different blanks so apparently a decorator rather than manufacturer, possibly a pottery company who decorated a few tiles.

Pattern number 42, the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything, one for the HHGG fans.

Verso very clean, generic bars, printed pattern number in a diamond the mark of one or perhaps two unidentified tile makers/decorators.


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 see Condition.


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