Delftware Tile, probably Liverpool, c.1750

 

This English tin-glazed earthenware tile was probably made at one of the Liverpool factories, in around 1750. It is painted in blue with a charming European river scene, including a fanciful tower, a small jetty and two swans. The tile was probably removed from a fireplace in a Georgian house.

Condition: Very Good - no cracks or restoration, just typical light flaking to the delicate tin glaze on the edges.

Dimensions: 12.7 cm across

Delftware: The Tin-glazed Earthenware of the British Isles, Michael Archer (V&A/HMSO, 1997).

English Delftware, F.H. Garner and Michael Archer (Faber & Faber, 1972).

 

         
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