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Early Blue & White Minton Tile

Condition: Excellent
Price: £120 (approx $185)
Stock number: 03959

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Very tiny chip bottom left corner, other minute rim chips, surface is near perfect. Perfectly clean, fabulous colour, brilliantly glazed.


• Style/technique: Pictorial blue and white
• Manufacturer: Mintons Ltd
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date: circa 1872


A super and very early Mintons Ltd tile which will date from the first few years after the separation of Minton & Co in to two. A tableware design applied to tile of a classically inspired putti apparently eaating fruit amidst foliage in the most fabulous flow blue so beloved by pottery collectors and so rare on tiles.

One of the earliest of the patterns from Mintons Ltd before they had developed a large range of designs specifically for tiles, they as other pottery makers applied designs for plates on to tiles. This common practice had been going on since at least the 18thC notably by Wedgwood and tiles were used in dining room furniture such as sideboards and for trivets and stands to compliment the crockery.

Verso very clean marked Mintons etc and the earlier grip pattern.


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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