© Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Inv.C.163A-1976

Additional Image:

Depicting Summer inside a roundel with a stag hung with a stag leaping and a dog at its side and in front. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Inv.C.163-1976


Shape Type: Miscellaneous

Pattern Type: Animals

Date: c. 1875-1880


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

Maker: Unknown


An earthenware tile transfer-printed in sepia. The pattern depicts Winter inside a roundel with two dogs before a log fire. In the background is a mounted stag's head. Inscribed with 'WINTER' below.  Unmarked but probably made in England. Probably from a set of the seasons, similar designs depicting 'NIGHT' and 'DAY' are also known.

Reference for similar example 'NIGHT' - Lockett, T. Collecting Victorian Tiles, 1979, p.130,...