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Tile

ca. 1870

Christopher Dresser for Minton China Works (English, 1834-1904)

Dust-pressed earthenware

7 7/8 in. W x 7 7/8 in. H x 3/8 in. D (20 cm W x 20 cm H x 1 cm D)

$1,000.00

Arts & Crafts designer Christopher Dresser’s works were true to the movement’s celebration of nature as a source of artistic inspiration and the aesthetic home as a sanctuary from modern life. Dresser’s educational training in botany is evident in these tiles, which depicts a pair of fish reflected across a flat and almost scientific rendering of floral motifs. The pattern, called “Kingfisher,” is shown in an original Mintons catalog from the London showroom where customers would select tiles to decorate their homes. Tiles such as these were placed around fireplaces.

Arts & Crafts designer Christopher Dresser’s works were true to the movement’s celebration of nature as a source of artistic inspiration and the aesthetic home as a sanctuary from modern life. Dresser’s educational training in botany is evident in these tiles, which depicts a pair of fish reflected across a flat and almost scientific rendering of floral motifs. The pattern, called “Kingfisher,” is shown in an original Mintons catalog from the London showroom where customers would select tiles to decorate their homes. Tiles such as these were placed around fireplaces.

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Condition

Good. Hairline crack running in bottom right quadrant, approximately 10 cm in length. A few small chips to edges.

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Good. Hairline crack running in bottom right quadrant, approximately 10 cm in length. A few small chips to edges.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

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An essay for this object is forthcoming. Sign up for our email list to be the first to know when this essay is published!

This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $75.

All objects are packed with utmost care by our team of expert fine art shippers. All items are shipped with parcel insurance.

For more information on our shipping policies, please visit our FAQ Page.

All of our objects look even more stunning in person!

However, in case you are not satisfied with your purchase, we are willing to accept returns.

For more information on our return policies, please visit our FAQ page.

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