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Decorative Arts and Design

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES 1870–1880
DIMENSIONS 6 x 6 x 3/8 in. (15.2 x 15.2 x 1 cm)
MARKINGS molded on bottom: "MINTON, / HOLLINS / & Co; No 2 / PATENT / 3 TILE / WORKS, / STOKE ON / TRENT."
SIGNATURE Unsigned
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
ACCESSION NUMBER 88.151
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tile with burgundy-colored transfer print. The tile is square, with design composition consisting of a straight-lined border on two of the four sides, with a pattern of abstract quadrate floral motives framed by second border. In tile center are two roundels, each containing an abstract flower with six petals; around each rondel are four, evenly spaced, tri-parted clover motives. The tile is overgrazed with a clear glass glaze. CONDITION: Good; there is a brown discoloration, mottled through front surface of the tile; a red-brown discoloration along the top and bottom edges of tile back, probably a rust stain; there are two corners chipped, and one chip to colored border between two chipped corners.
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