Monday, September 30, 2013

The Home Beautiful: A Maw & Co. Tile, c. 1835

Earthenware Tile
Maw & Co., , 1885
The Victoria & Albert Museum

This attractive earthenware tile in relief is adorned with a quatrefoil in deep crimson with a pattern of stylized emerald-hued leaves which lead to the center of the tile. A repeated relief of blue forget-me-nots completes the design.

Made in Broseley, England around 1885, this is the work of Maw & Co, a producer of elegant tiles which was established in 1850 and still continues to manufacture tiling for the world's most luxurious and prestigious addresses.

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