Transfer Printed Aesthetic Movement Tile

Aesop Fable ~ Water Wheel 1870

Minton Hollins Staffordshire England 1870

This spectacular Aesthetic movement Victorian transferware tile measures 6 inches square. Transfer printed in a brilliant navy blue. The tile is decorated with an Aesop Fable titled The Water Wheel:

When the well runs dry, we shall know the value of water.

The tile was part of a series, each with a fable from Aesop or Fontaine. The series contained more than 12 different illustrated tiles which would have been used to decorate a mantel or wall in baby’s nursery.

Made  by Minton & Hollins. In 1845, Herbert Minton took Michael Daintry Hollins into partnership, and the tile-making side of the business became known as Minton Hollins & Co. Minton was at the forefront of a huge industry supplying the tile needs of institutions and churches, using industrial techniques for producing transfer printed and painted tiles. The firm produced tiles through the 19th century in a vast array of styles, many of them designed by leading artists such as Christopher Dresser, Walter Crane, John Moyr Smith, and William Wise. Aesop Fables tiles were made in several different styles, this being the rarest and most sought after.

The tile it is in outstanding condition.

ITEM ID
AMT3019
TYPE
Pottery
ORIGIN
England • English
PURPOSE
Tiles
ITEM TYPE
Antique

Aesthetic Movement Transferware

Aesthetic Movement Tile Aesop Fable ~ Water Wheel 1870

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