Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Plants

Date: 1880-1885

Dimensions:

  • Length: 20.30 in (51.562 cm)
  • Width: 20.30 in (51.562 cm)

Maker: Maw & Co.

Description:

Tile of earthenware transfer-printed. Four-square design with a cruciform plan printed in shades of grey-green and a darker green. In the top is a  section of stylised leaves and a flower-head, repeated with variations below. Maker's mark on the reverse in relief  "MAW & CO / BENTHALL WORKS / [and a circular device] 'FLOREAT / MAW / SALOP"

Aside from Mintons, Maw & Co. were one of the most successful factories producing tiles.  Production was established at Benthall Works, Broseley, nr. Jackfield, Shropshire from 1852-83, then at Jackfield until 1969.

 

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