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Tile

Tile

  • Place of origin:

    England (made)

  • Date:

    1920-32 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hogan, James H. (Designer)
    Cowell, Thomas, born 1870 - died 1949 (painter)
    James Powell & Sons (manufacturer)
    James Powell & Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glass, waste flint-glass, clay, ground, cut, painted

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Wilson

  • Museum number:

    C.83-1992

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Head shaped section of 'opus sectile' (painted glass mosaic). Made of waste flint glass contaminated with clay, finely ground and baked, then cut to shape and painted.

Place of Origin

England (made)

Date

1920-32 (made)

Artist/maker

Hogan, James H. (Designer)
Cowell, Thomas, born 1870 - died 1949 (painter)
James Powell & Sons (manufacturer)
James Powell & Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Glass, waste flint-glass, clay, ground, cut, painted

Dimensions

Height: 15.9 cm, Width: 13.0 cm, Depth: 0.6 cm

Object history note

This group of objects had been given by Thomas Cowell to his son Jack, who then passed then to John Wilson. Thomas Cowell (b. 12 June 1870) left school at 14 and went to work at Powell's as a glass painter (not designer). He retired in Easter 1932.

Descriptive line

Glass head section of 'opus sectile', probably designed by James Hogan and possible painted by Thomas Cowell, produced by James Powell & Sons (Whitefriars) Ltd, England, 1920-32.

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

Evans, W, Ross, C. and Warner, A: Whitefriars Glass, James Powell & Sons of London, Museum of London, 1995, p.108
Brown, P and D, 'Glass Tiles' in Glazed Expressions, Spring 1994, p.2-3

Materials

Glass; Clay

Techniques

Cut; Ground; Painted

Categories

Glass; Tiles

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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