Not currently on display at the V&A

Floor Tile

1847-1850 (made)

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Brief description
Type 1: Red coarse clay sandwiched between two layers of fine white clay. Stamped with one part of a four-part pattern of floral scrolls terminating in fleur de lys tops. Stamped on back: Minton & Co / Patent / Stoke upon Trent. Removed from Houses of Parliament. Designed by AWN Pugin, c.1847. Made by Minton & Co, c.1847-50. English 6" x 6"
Credit line
Given by the Department of Environment
Object history
Historical significance: The tile floors that Pugin designed for the new Palace of Westminster were the earliest extensive series of tile floors made in the 19th century.
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Record createdJune 24, 2009
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