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Tile panel - Flora's Train
  • Flora's Train
    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915
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Flora's Train

  • Object:

    Tile panel

  • Place of origin:

    Clifton Junction (made)

  • Date:

    1900-1901 (made)
    1900-1901 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
    Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Company (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, with relief decoration, painted with coloured glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Co.

  • Museum number:

    309 to E-1903

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 31, shelf 8, box 2 []

These tiles were designed by the Victorian artist and illustrator, Walter Crane. While similar in style to Crane's book illustration, the designs also show the influence of Art Nouveau. The outlines of the patterns have been pressed in relief, in imitation of the more labour-intensive technique of tube-lining.

Physical description

Each pale blue tile bears a depiction of a female figure each of whose gowns are coloured to correspond with the particular flower with which she stands. The designs are: cornflower, blue-bell, columbine, anemone, poppy and daffodil

Place of Origin

Clifton Junction (made)

Date

1900-1901 (made)
1900-1901 (designed)

Artist/maker

Crane, Walter R.W.S., born 1845 - died 1915 (designer)
Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Company (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, with relief decoration, painted with coloured glazes

Descriptive line

Six tiles, depicting "Flora's Train", earthenware relief-moulded to imitate tube-lining, and painted with coloured glazes. Walter Crane for Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Company, Clifton Junction, near Manchester, 1900-02

Production Note

Also known as Flora's Retinue

Materials

Earthenware (white); Glaze

Techniques

Moulded; Relief; Painted

Categories

Tiles; Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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