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Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery

Flora's Train

Tile Panel
1900-1901 (made), 1900-1901 (designed)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

These tiles were designed by the Victorian artist and illustrator, Walter Crane. While similar in style to Crane's book illustration, the designs also show the influence of Art Nouveau. The outlines of the patterns have been pressed in relief, in imitation of the more labour-intensive technique of tube-lining.


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Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 6 parts.

  • Tile
  • Tile
  • Tile
  • Tile
  • Tile
  • Tile
Materials and Techniques
Earthenware, with relief decoration, painted with coloured glazes
Brief Description
Six tiles, depicting "Flora's Train", earthenware relief-moulded to imitate tube-lining, and painted with coloured glazes. Walter Crane for Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Company, Clifton Junction, near Manchester, 1900-02
Physical Description
Each pale blue tile bears a depiction of a female figure each of whose gowns are coloured to correspond with the particular flower with which she stands. The designs are: cornflower, blue-bell, columbine, anemone, poppy and daffodil
Credit line
Given by Pilkington's Tile and Pottery Co.
Production
Also known as Flora's Retinue
Summary
These tiles were designed by the Victorian artist and illustrator, Walter Crane. While similar in style to Crane's book illustration, the designs also show the influence of Art Nouveau. The outlines of the patterns have been pressed in relief, in imitation of the more labour-intensive technique of tube-lining.
Collection
Accession Number
309 to E-1903

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record createdMarch 16, 1999
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