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Aesthetic Four Elements Maw Owen Gibbons Brown on Buff Tile

• Condition: Excellent
• Price: £80 (approx. $105)
• Stock number: 06804

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One minute rim chip, one inch hariline upper right, light surface marks.


• Style: Aesthetic
• Technique: Transfer print
• Maker: Maw & Co.
• Artist: Owen Gibbons
• Dimensions: 6" x 6"
• Date: 1885 (circa)


A magnificent aesthetic movement design of the four elements, earth, air, fire and water described in the chinoiserie style printed in dark brown on a strong and substantial buff clay body. Phenomenal quality of design and engraving, in Owen Gibbons distinctive style, made at the Jackfield works.

Owen Gibbons trained at the South Kensington School of Art and was for a time, curator of the Royal Architectural Museum, Westminter, London before becoming head of the Coalbrookdale School of Art in Shropshire. Whilst there he designed a number of tiles for Maw & Co. He was also a principle in the company of Gibbons Hinton & Co. established by his brother Francis Gibbons in the mid-1880s.

Verso very clean, embossed Maw, Benthall Works etc.


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