A Liverpool tin-glazed Tile decorated with a Sadler print, circa 1758-61

This John Sadler (1720-89) tin-glazed tile is printed in black with a scene depicting a gentleman playing the flute to a seated girl singing, within a rococo border.

Provenance: Jonathan Horne, London.

Condition: Good – no cracks or restoration, just a shallow loss to the top edge.

Dimensions: 12.7 cm across

Ref. See Anthony Ray (B4-5) 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).