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Tile - Swan

Swan

  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1975 (designed)
    1975-85 (produced)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sheppard, Christina (decoration)
    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Black earthenware tile, white glaze, dust-pressed, sgraffito. The sgraffito technique is done when dry, the design is scratched through a white glaze to the biscuit beneath. In the case of the black and white tiles, they are tehn fired to 1060 degrees celsius.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Christina Sheppard

  • Museum number:

    C.73:2-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Blank white tile with coloured dust-pressed decoration of a standing swan.

Place of Origin

Britain (made)

Date

1975 (designed)
1975-85 (produced)

Artist/maker

Sheppard, Christina (decoration)
Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Black earthenware tile, white glaze, dust-pressed, sgraffito. The sgraffito technique is done when dry, the design is scratched through a white glaze to the biscuit beneath. In the case of the black and white tiles, they are tehn fired to 1060 degrees celsius.

Marks and inscriptions

"CS"
interlaced monogram at bottom left

"PLATT FERROLITE ENGLAND"
moulded on back of industrially made blank

Dimensions

Height: 10 cm, Width: 10 cm, Depth: 0.9 cm

Descriptive line

One of four tiles, dust-pressed black earthenware with painted sgraffito decoration, with white glaze, 'Swan' tile, a standing swan, industrially made blank, interlaced "CS" monogram bottom left, "PLATT FERROLITE ENGLAND" moulded on back. England, designed by Christina Sheppard in 1975, in production until 1985.

Production Note

Designed in 1975, in production until 1985.

Materials

Black earthenware; Ceramic glaze

Techniques

Sgraffito; Dust-pressed

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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