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  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    1740-60 (decorated)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in manganese purple

  • Credit Line:

    Lent by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of the Donald P. Costello Collection

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Tin-glazed earthenware tile, painted in manganese purple with a scene of Jesus healing a supplicant, with a disciple with another figure looking on. The scene is in an octagon border of two fine lines, outside of which is a mottled manganese ground with four ragged flower motifs quartered in each corner.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


1740-60 (decorated)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in manganese purple


Height: 125 mm, Width: 125 mm, Thickness: 7 mm

Descriptive line

Jesus heals a supplicant, one of a selection of 29 tiles from the Donald P. Costello Collection, tin-glazed earthenware, painted in manganese purple with a mottled manganese border, Liverpool, 18th century

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Anthony Ray, English delftware tiles, 1973


Tin-glazed earthenware




Ceramics; Tiles


Ceramics Collection

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