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Tile

Tile

  • Place of origin:

    Worcester (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1846 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Chamberlain & Co. (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware, inlaid and glazed

  • Museum number:

    C.82A-1976

  • Gallery location:

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

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.

Place of Origin

Worcester (made)

Date

ca. 1846 (made)

Artist/maker

Chamberlain & Co. (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware, inlaid and glazed

Marks and inscriptions

'CHAMBERLAIN & Co / WORCETER'
Impressed mark on the reverse

Dimensions

Length: 15.2 cm, Width: 15.2 cm

Object history note

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)

Descriptive line

Encaustic tile, one of a set of four tiles, glazed earthenware with inlaid decoration; Chamberlain & Co., England (Worcester), ca. 1846

Materials

Earthenware

Techniques

Glazed; Inlaid

Subjects depicted

Foliation (pattern); Quatrefoils

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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