Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Literature, Classical, Mythology, and the Arts

Date: 1873 (designed)


  • Length: 5.98 in (15.20 cm)
  • Width: 5.98 in (15.20 cm)

Maker: Minton & Co.


Dust-pressed earthenware tiles, transfer-printed (block-printed) with designs  by John Moyr Smith depicting scenes from Shakespeare: Midsummer's Night Dream, Act IV, scene i; Macbeth, Act III, scene IV.

These designs are referenced in Lockett, Terence. Collecting Victorian Tiles. Woodbridge : Antique Collectors Club, 1979. pp126-9.
Austwick, J & B. The Decorated Tile. London : Pitman House, 1980. p147.