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  • Place of origin:

    Herefordshire (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1865 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    William Godwin (& Son) (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, inlaid

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Encaustic tile, one of a set of four tiles (C.84 to C-1976). The overall design is a repeat diaper covering four tiles with lozenges in brown and yellow; at the centre of each are two falcons or eagles with their beaks directed towards a coat of arms. In the corners are leafy sprays.

Place of Origin

Herefordshire (made)


ca. 1865 (made)


William Godwin (& Son) (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, inlaid

Marks and inscriptions

Impressed mark


Length: 12.7 cm, Width: 12.7 cm

Descriptive line

Encaustic tile, one of a set of four tiles, earthenware; William Godwin (& Son), England (Withington), ca. 1865

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

Nichols, J.G. Decorative Tiles, London, 1845, no. 21.

Production Note

Made at Withington, Hereforshire





Subjects depicted

Coats of arms; Foliation; Falcons


Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles


Ceramics Collection

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