Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Genre Scenes

Date: 1880-1890

Dimensions:

  • Length: 6.00 in (15.24 cm)
  • Width: 6.00 in (15.24 cm)

Maker: Minton & Co.

Description:

Dust-pressed earthenware tiles, printed and hand-colored in pinkish red, depicting scenes of household tasks, under titles of the days of the week. This tile depicts "MONDAY".   Designed by Elizabeth Ellen Houghton (1853 - 1922) an illustrator and painter. Her illustrations can be seen along with those of her cousin Thomas Crane (brother of the designer Walter Crane) in 'London Town' a childrens' poetry book written by Felix Leigh in 1883.

Reference - Minton Tiles 1835-1935. Stoke-on-Trent City Museum and Art Gallery. 1984. pp37, 48

 

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