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Tile - The Pretty Mantua Maker

The Pretty Mantua Maker

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    1772-ca. 1775 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sadler and Green (printer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 8, box TRAY3

Physical description

Tin-glazed earthenware tile, transfer-printed in black with a lady in landscape, border of rococo scrolls. The design is based on an engraving entitled 'The Pretty Mantua Maker' dated 1772.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


1772-ca. 1775 (made)


Sadler and Green (printer)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration


Width: 12.7 cm, Length: 12.7 cm, Thickness: 0.8 cm

Object history note

Given by Lady Charlotte Schreiber, 1885. Purchased by her from Emerson Norman, Norwich, 1872.

Descriptive line

Delftware. Tile, tin-glazed earthenware with transfer-printed decoration based on an engraving entitled 'The Pretty Mantua Maker' dated 1772, by Sadler and Green, Liverpool, 1771-ca. 1775.

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

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Lady Schreiber, No: 839.4. Ray Tiles, No: 729. Ray 1973, No: D5-27.


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Glazed; Transfer-printed

Subjects depicted

Shrubs; Woman


Delftware; Tiles; Ceramics; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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