Tin-glazed earthenware Tile, John Sadler, Liverpool, c.1758-61
This John Sadler (1720-89) tin-glazed tile is printed in greenish black with a French rococo scene depicting a lady with a guitar and Cupid with a torch, within a rococo border.
Signed within the border J. Sadler Liverpool.
Provenance: E. Norman Stretton Collection, and S.J. McManus Collection. Norman Stretton had a very fine collection of rare and interesting early examples of printed ceramics, both pottery and porcelain.
Condition: Good - no restoration, just slightly trimmed around the edges, and very minor surface wear. I have not examined the tile beneath the black paper on the reverse.
Dimensions: 12.7 cm across
Ref. See Anthony Ray (B3-8) for a similar example.
Liverpool Printed Tiles, Anthony Ray (ECC Transactions, vol. 9, no. 1, 1973).
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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