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Tile

  • Date:

    1847-1850 (made)

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Department of Environment

  • Museum number:

    C.1:30-1985

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Type 4: Red coarse clay sandwiched between two layers of fine white clay. Stamped with a design of four-part trefoil terminals connecting in centre in a diamond shape, enclosing an x shape. Stamped on back: Minton & Co / Patent / Stoke upon Trent. Removed from Houses of Parliament. Designed by AWN Pugin, c.1847. Made by Minton & Co, c.1847-50. English 6" x 6"

Date

1847-1850 (made)

Object history note

Historical significance: The tile floors that Pugin designed for the new Palace of Westminster were the earliest extensive series of tile floors made in the 19th century.

Descriptive line

Type 4: Red coarse clay sandwiched between two layers of fine white clay. Stamped with a design of four-part trefoil terminals connecting in centre in a diamond shape, enclosing an x shape. Stamped on back: Minton & Co / Patent / Stoke upon Trent. Removed from Houses of Parliament. Designed by AWN Pugin, c.1847. Made by Minton & Co, c.1847-50. English 6" x 6"

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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