Tile

ca. 1846 (made)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Encaustic tile, one of a set of four tiles (C.82 to C-1976). The overall design is quatrefoil shaped, inside a circle. The pattern is a composition of leaves, and lozenges, each corner having leaf sprays. The colouring overall is in brown and yellow.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, inlaid and glazed
Brief Description
Encaustic tile, one of a set of four tiles, glazed earthenware with inlaid decoration; Chamberlain & Co., England (Worcester), ca. 1846
Physical Description
Encaustic tile, one of a set of four tiles (C.82 to C-1976). The overall design is quatrefoil shaped, inside a circle. The pattern is a composition of leaves, and lozenges, each corner having leaf sprays. The colouring overall is in brown and yellow.
Dimensions
  • Length: 15.2cm
  • Width: 15.2cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'CHAMBERLAIN & Co / WORCETER' (Impressed mark on the reverse)
Object history
No. 23 in pattern book published by F. St. John, G. Barr & Co., Worcester, 1844; the medieval original is probably in Great Malvern Priory. (Ceramic Library bound in 2.A.1)
Subjects depicted
Collection
Accession Number
C.82C-1976

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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