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Description

Square ceramic tile painted white with dark blue designs overtop. Surface is glazed, sides are partially glazed. Plain line border around all edges. Tile divided into four sections by a plain cross. Each section has an identical design. Diamond in centre of squares with a sunflower motif in their centres. The four corners of the four square sections have triangles with semi-circles and diagonal lines inside of them. Raised grid across entire back of tile. Manufacturer’s mark, Minton' Hollins & Co., stamped on back.

Iconographic Meaning

Sunflower design, a common flower motif of the Arts and Crafts Movement, which this tile stylistically draws from.

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.

Cultural Context

Wall tile. Minton, Hollins & Co.

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