MINTON- A.W.N. PUGIN DESIGN circa the 1800s
A good repeating Gothic block printed tile almost certainly a design by A. W. N. Pugin.
This tile does appear in the Mintons catalog with a different color scheme. Printed in brilliant greens, black, & gold with a white background brown and black on a durable thick buff clay body. Our Dublin based fireplace and antique shop removed this tile from a Dublin fireplace in the 1980s.
The tile is larger than the average fireplace tile..8x8 vs 6x6. It will make a dramatic statement on your wall or placed in a displace support.
A collectors' item.
It is a Minton and if you look at the back of this tile you can see the soot marks from its use on the sides of a fireplace. There is the authenticating Wallbrook Badge and the Minton"s mark from Minton"s China works, Stoke on Trent. The tile itself is in great shape some mild chipping on edges as found in old antique tiles is minor and covered by framing, the back is clear of most of the motor and does have soot from use in a fireplace. All these features add to the antique. The color combination is brilliant.
Detailed history of this historic Potter and Designer available on request and can be provided with the tile
This is a larger size tile it measures 8x8 inches. In the handmade oak from the hanging measure 12"x1 2"