Shape Type: Miscellaneous

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

Date: designed 1878


  • Length: 8.03 in (20.40 cm)
  • Width: 8.03 in (20.40 cm)

Maker: Maw & Co.


Earthenware tiles printed with scenes from the series 'Times of the Day and Months'. Each of these tiles depicts a Classical maiden in sepia on a white ground, titled 'Aurora', 'Autumnus', and' Meridies'. The tiles were designed by the Victorian artist and illustrator, Walter Crane (1845-1915) and a series, including further designs, was exhibited by Maw & Co. in the Paris International Exhibition of 1878. 

Literature - Hans Van Lemmen 'Decorative Tiles Throughout the Ages', Bracken Books, plate 21 for a reproduction of these tiles in a Maw catalog. An example of the 'Meridies' tile is held in the Ironbridge Gorge Jackfield Tile Museum collection.