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Art Nouveau Tube Lined Tile, 3 available T159
Art Nouveau Tube Lined Tile, 3 available T159
Original, quality superb green based tube lined ceramic tile circa 1900, with a serious Art Nouveau design in colour. This very clean perfect tile was originally in a washstand splashback. The reverse is embossed "Copyright England", and the front glazing does vary a little from tile to file, so if ordering online, please state which one in picture is required. 6" x 6" x 0.5". Price is for each. 
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Price: 115.00


Art Nouveau Tile T154
Original, quality 1920's, Art Nouveau tube lined glazed ceramic tile with a three colour floral decoration on a maroon background. Complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 3/8".  
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Price: 34.00


Art Nouveau Tile   T154



Sepia Fishing Boat Tile, 6 available   T153
Sepia Fishing Boat Tile, 6 available T153
Original, quality 1920's, pictorial cream coloured glazed ceramic tile with a sepia detail of fishing boats in a cove, within a border of seaweed, fish and sealife. The edge of each is printed "165". Some very minor chips to three tiles, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 3/8". Price is for each. 
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Price: 23.00


Tube Lined Floral Tile, 11 matching available T152
A good run of original, quality, late 19th century, tube line decorated glazed tiles with two coloured detail of a flower head, a further bud and leaves. These near mint condition tiles are unbelievably clean due to their life within a marble topped washstand splash back. The glazing has a soft crazing and the reverse is embossed "England". All are complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 3/8". Price is for each. 
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Price: 30.00


Tube Lined Floral Tile, 11 matching available   T152



Kenilworth Castle Tile   T151
Kenilworth Castle Tile T151
Original, quality 1920's, 6" square sepia on white pictorial tile of "Kenilworth Castle Warwickshire" entitled the same to the lower edge. The reverse is embossed "Mintons China Works, Stoke on Trent" and "Made in England". Some minor crazing otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.25".  
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Price: 65.00


8" Minton Pictorial Tile T149
Original, quality 1920's, superb 8" glazed pictorial tile embossed to the reverse for the manufacturer "Mintons China Works, Stoke-on-Trent" and "Made in England". This larger than average tile is one of a set of 12 produced by Mintons and designed by J Moyr Smith depicting various scenes from Sir Walter Scott's novels, this one entitled "Fair Maid of Perth" and the scene "Bonthron Accuses Rothsay". Complete and perfect. 8" x 8" and 0.5".  
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Price: 185.00


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Wedgwood A Good Shot Tile   T147
Wedgwood A Good Shot Tile T147
Original, quality, late 19th century, blue on white pictorial tile embossed to the reverse "Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Etruvia". The front has a detail of a large red deer stag entitled "A Good Shot". Scuffed and chipped, but otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.25".  
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Price: 45.00


Minton Shakespeare Tile T132
Original, quality, late 19th century, pale blue on white pictorial tile of the J Moyr Smith Shakespeare series of 24 manufactured by Minton. The reverse is embossed "Minton China Works, Stoke on Trent" and the front details a cameo entitled "Timon of Athens". Complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.25".  
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Price: 56.00


Minton Shakespeare Tile   T132



Minton Aesop's Fables Tile   T126
Minton Aesop's Fables Tile T126
Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia on cream pictorial tile of the 'Aesop's Fables' series manufactured by Minton as a series of twelve tiles. The reverse is embossed "Minton China Works, Stoke on Trent" and the illustration to the front has a cameo of "The Fox Dines With The Stork". Some chips, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.5".  
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Price: 65.00


Minton Aesop's Fables Tile T124
Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia on cram pictorial tile of the 'Aesop's Fables' series manufactured by Minton as a series of twelve tiles. The illustration to the front has a cameo of "The Ape and the Cat and the Roast Chestnuts". A chip, but otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.5".  
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Price: 75.00


Minton Aesop's Fables Tile   T124



Minton Aesop's Fables Tile   T119
Minton Aesop's Fables Tile T119
Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia on cream pictorial tile of the 'Aesop's Fables' series manufactured by Minton as a series of twelve tiles. The reverse is embossed "Minton China Works, Stoke on Trent" and the illustration to the front has a cameo of "The Tortoise Which Wished to Learn to Fly". In perfect condition, complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.5".  
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Price: 95.00


Minton Aesop's Fables Tile T117
Original, quality, late 19th century, blue on white pictorial tile of the 'Aesop's Fables' series manufactured by Minton as a series of twelve tiles. The illustration to the front has a cameo of "The Ape and the Cat and the Roast Chestnuts". In perfect condition, complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Minton Aesop's Fables Tile   T117



Minton Aesop's Fables Tile   T116
Minton Aesop's Fables Tile T116
Original, quality, late 19th century, blue on white pictorial tile of the 'Aesop's Fables' series manufactured by Minton as a series of twelve tiles. The reverse is embossed "Minton China Works, Stoke on Trent" and the illustration to the front has a cameo of "The Tortoise Which Wished to Learn to Fly". Some very minor chips to the lower edge, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" and 0.5".  
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Price: 115.00


Minton Glazed Tile, 4 & 2 damaged available T115
Original, quality, late 19th century, glazed and coloured ceramic 6" tile. The three colour design on white has a central wide band of pale blue, with white silhouette flowers and a white on black on beige border above and below. The reverse is embossed "Minton and Hollins and Co, No.2, Stoke on Trent". These tiles will work side by side to form a continuous pattern. Three are perfect, one has a chip to one corner and two others have been trimmed at one end of the horizontal pattern. The trimmed ones are free of charge with the others, if all are purchased. 6" x 6" and 0.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 38.00


Minton Glazed Tile, 4 & 2 damaged available   T115



Minton Majolica Tile, 10 available   T114
Minton Majolica Tile, 10 available T114
Original, quality, late 19th century, 6" square glazed majolica brightly coloured tile in an Aesthetic Movement design, with a central band of blue flower heads, leaves and other bands of detail above and below. These tiles will work side by side to form a continuous pattern. The reverse is faintly embossed for the manufacturer "Minton and Co, Stoke on Trent". Six are perfect and four have either a chip to the corner or the corner is missing, otherwise all is complete and in good order. 6" x 6" x 0.5". Price is for each.  
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Price: 75.00


8" Minton Tile, 9 matching T113
Original, quality, late 19th century, glazed and decorated ceramic 8" square tile, not common in this size. The green and red coloured decoration on white has a lattice detail with a Greek key design in a border to the top and bottom. The reverse is embossed "Minton Hollingsworth and Co, Stoke on Trent". Crazing to some and a few minor chips to the green top and bottom outer edges and one corner missing, otherwise complete and in good order. These tiles will work side by side to form a continuous pattern. 8" x 8". Price is for each.  
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Price: 65.00


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Maws Pictorial Tile   T109
Maws Pictorial Tile T109
Original, quality, late 19th century, sepia on cream coloured glazed ceramic tile, with a very detailed design of fruit and flowers, with a circular panel of a bird on a branch, all in the Aesthetic Movement style. The reverse is embossed "Maw and Co Ltd, England" and "AO" and all is complete and in good order. 6" x 66" and 0.25".  
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Price: 56.00


Ceramic Tiles, 3 available T106
Original, quality 1920's, 6" glazed ceramic tile, with a four panel decoration, two plain green and two brown, cream and green floral design. Originally from a washstand splashback. Complete and in good order. 6" x 6" + 0.75". Price is for each. 
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Price: 15.00


Ceramic Tiles, 3 available   T106



Pictorial Tile   T95
Pictorial Tile T95
Original, quality, late 19th century, overall cream coloured ceramic tile, with a black line drawing of a water mill scene. Looks to be by the artist 'William Wise' but it is not signed. Some minor chips to two edges and two corners, otherwise complete and in good order. 6" x 6" x 3/8". 
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Price: 65.00


Minton Pictorial Tile T88
Original, quality, late 19th century, Minton tile printed in black, grey and buff on a white ground colour. This example by 'Moyr Smith' is detailed "Hamlet" from the Shakespeare series of eight tiles and is signed "JMS" for the artist and embossed to the reverse for 'Minton China Works Stoke on Trent'. Complete and in good order. 6" x 6". 
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Price: 85.00


Minton Pictorial Tile   T88



Minton Pictorial Tile   T87
Minton Pictorial Tile T87
Original, quality, late 19th century, Minton tile printed in black, grey and buff on a white ground colour. This example by 'Moyr Smith' is detailed "Timon of Athens" from the Shakespeare series of eight tiles and is signed "JMS" for the artist and embossed to the reverse for 'Minton China Works Stoke on Trent'. Complete and in good order. 6" x 6". 
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Price: 85.00


Minton Moyr Smith Tile T74
Original, quality, late 19th Century, black on white, glazed, pictorial, ceramic tile embossed to the reverse for the manufacturer 'Mintons China Works, Stoke on Trent'. This example depicts King Canute on a throne in a circular cameo, within borders and is detailed 'Canute' and 'JMS' for the artist J Moyr Smith. This tile is one from a series of twelve early English history designs and is complete and in good order. 6" x 6". 
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Price: 85.00


Minton Moyr Smith Tile   T74