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Pair of Tiles

ca. 1875

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

Dust-pressed earthenware

Tiles: 15 3/4 in. W x 7 7/8 in. H x 3/8 in. D (40 cm W x 20 cm H x 1 cm D)

Incl. frame: 17 1/2 in. W x 9 3/8 in. H x 1 1/4 in. D (44.5 cm W x 23.8 cm H x 3.1 cm D)

$2,000.00

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 birds amongst a flat and almost scientific rendering of floral motifs. The pattern 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 birds amongst a flat and almost scientific rendering of floral motifs. The pattern 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

Excellent. Very small area of restoration to the upper left corner of the right tile. Minimal areas of enamel wear throughout.

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References

British Museum, 1993,0508.1-2

The National Archives, British Design Registry, registration no. 239239

Excellent. Very small area of restoration to the upper left corner of the right tile. Minimal areas of enamel wear throughout.

For a detailed condition report, please contact us.

British Museum, 1993,0508.1-2

The National Archives, British Design Registry, registration no. 239239

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This item ships free to the continental US, and globally for a flat-rate fee of $100.

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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