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Description

Square ceramic tile with floral and geometric motifs painted on front. Surface and sides are glazed. Tile background is off-white. Black border of two lines, one thicker than the other, along all sides. Lines intersect at the corners. Central design of a black diamond with white leaves inside of it. In middle of diamond is a round periwinkle blue flower, with a yellow centre. Four dark brown branches extend from flower, outside of the diamond. Branches point towards tile corners. Small periwinkle blue flowers at the ends of the branches, with offshoots of dark and light green leaves on either side. Small circle and larger circular outline imprinted on back of tile. Inscription on back with manufacturer's name, T & R Boote.

Specific Techniques

Tile was manufactured by dust-pressing, a technique that uses clay milled to a fine powder with low moisture content, then pressed in a die at high pressure. The design was transfer-printed, a technique in which an image from an engraved plate is transferred to a tile, usually, requiring transfer paper to be run through a printing press with the engraved plate to pick up the ink, the design from the transfer paper could then be rubbed onto the tile. Colour was hand painted into the design.

Cultural Context

Wall tile.

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