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BBB

Tile
early 20th century (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

One of three glazed earthenware tiles, painted with a single large semi-naturalistic cornflower in shades of blue, green, and maroon, the stalk and leaves extend round two sides of the tiles, on one tile the design is reversed, mark: "Bushey Heath" over a monogram (as C.9-1939) in a circle, impressed. English (probably made and painted by Fred Passenger), early 20th century


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Glazed earthenware, painted in colours
Brief Description
One of three glazed earthenware tiles, painted in colours, probably made and painted by Fred Passenger, Bushey Heath Pottery, England, early 20th century
Physical Description
One of three glazed earthenware tiles, painted with a single large semi-naturalistic cornflower in shades of blue, green, and maroon, the stalk and leaves extend round two sides of the tiles, on one tile the design is reversed, mark: "Bushey Heath" over a monogram (as C.9-1939) in a circle, impressed. English (probably made and painted by Fred Passenger), early 20th century
Dimensions
  • Length: 15.1cm
  • Width: 15.1cm
  • Depth: 1.0cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'Bushey Heath' over a monogram in a circle (Impressed)
Credit line
Given by Mrs Henry Perrin
Production
This design was originally produced by William De Morgan in the late 19th century and is known as 'BBB' (for Barnard, Bishop and Barnard, an ironmongers who provided fireplaces with these tiles). The Bushey Heath pottery continued to produce this popular design.
Subject depicted
Association
Associated Object
Collection
Accession Number
C.11-1939

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record createdMay 26, 1999
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