Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Chinese, Asian and Other Exotic Themes

Date: 1875-1885


  • Length: 7.99 in (20.30 cm)
  • Width: 7.99 in (20.30 cm)

Maker: Unknown


Tile of earthenware, transfer-printed. The design is in the Japanese style which became popular in the second half of the 19th century as part of the Aesthetic style. Printed in tones of blue, it shows a crane over plum trees in blossom, water and islets with a fretted border at the bottom edge. Similar designs were created by Christopher Dresser for Minton and anonymous variants like this pattern are not unknown.