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  • Place of origin:

    Liverpool (made)

  • Date:

    1777-1780 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Guy, born 1729 - died 1803 (printer)
    Sadler and Green (factory)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, transfer printed, enamels

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 138, The Harry and Carol Djanogly Gallery, case 4, shelf 8, box TRAY2

Physical description

Rectangular tin-glazed earthenware tiles intended to accompany tiles with theatrical scenes (C.11 to 36-1994). Decorated with candelabrum ornament with elaborate border including masks, torches and musical instruments. Transfer printed from an engraved copper plate in black.

Place of Origin

Liverpool (made)


1777-1780 (made)


Green, Guy, born 1729 - died 1803 (printer)
Sadler and Green (factory)

Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, transfer printed, enamels


Height: 128 mm, Width: 62 mm, Thickness: 8 mm

Object history note

Purchased from Mr E.H. Butler, London, 1874. Others renumbered 1993.

Descriptive line

Tile, tin-glazed earthenware, Guy Green, Sadler and Green, England, 1777-80.

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

Archer, Michael. Delftware: the tin-glazed earthenware of the British Isles. A catalogue of the collection in the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: HMSO, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1997. ISBN 0 11 290499 8
Ray 1973, No: G2-2.
Ray 1973, No: F1-1.
Ray, Anthony, Liverpool Printed Tiles, Jonathan Horne, London, 1994, pp 13, 57-63.


Earthenware; Tin glaze; Enamel


Glazed; Transfer printed

Subjects depicted

Lyre; Chandeliers; Torch; Masks; Candelabras


Delftware; Ceramics; Tiles; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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