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John Leighton Gothic Printed Tile

• Condition: Fair
• Price: £55 (approx $73)
• Stock number: 02571

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Tiny chip bottom right, very small slice top left corner, minute chip bottom edge. Hairline start point just below mid left edge about three inches on the front of the tile and one inch on the back otherwise generally excellent and the glaze shows good brilliance.


Style: Gothic
• Technique: Transfer print
Maker: T & R Boote
Dimensions: 6" x 6"
Date: 1885 (circa)


A unique and fascinating design featuring heraldic symbols alternating with gothic abstracts in chocolate brown on off-white. The designs feature in John Leighton's design book Suggestions in Design first published in 1852 and in an expanded edition in 1881, other tile patterns have been noted as originating from the book. The heraldic Dolphin symbolises swiftness, diligence, salvation charity and love and the Lion Rampant Regardant symbolises deathless courage and are both presented in highly stylised form. Interesting to note that the hatching is different on all four quadrants, the figure of the lion, the maltese cross, the squares to the other quarter's corners and the backgorund of the dolphin. Quite an exercise in design.

Verso very clean, Boote ring grip pattern.



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