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Tile - Day


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1880 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cottier & Co. (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, painted in enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case WS

Physical description

'Day' is symbolised by the figure of a woman holding a distaff. She wears a long yellow dress and cloak and stands before a yellow coloured wall. Beyond this is a tower of the same colour with a sundial pointing to 10 o'clock. Inscribed beneath this is 'Shadows we are and like shadows depart'. In the foreground is a medley of red, yellow, and green toned plants and grass.

Place of Origin

London (made)


ca. 1880 (made)


Cottier & Co. (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, painted in enamels

Marks and inscriptions

Signed 'Cottier and Co' on the left-hand side

The reverse of the panel is marked in black paint 'Cottier and Co. London' with an anchor and 'No. 641'

Descriptive line

'Day' tile, earthenware painted in enamels; Cottier & Co., England (London), ca. 1880





Subjects depicted

Day; Women


Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles


Ceramics Collection

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