This Maw & Co. Tile Works tile measures 6" square by 1/4" thick. It is a beautiful early transfer tile, which depicts a scene from the famed 'Aesop's Fables' entitled 'The Goose Which Laid Golden Eggs'. It has a bordered edge design. According to online references, this transfer tile decoration was designed by C.O. Murray, and it bears his initials in the lower left corner. This tile is transfer-decorated in green over white, with a really crisp image. It is well marked 'MAW & Co.' on the backside, along with a circular logo and the words 'Jackfield Salop' below. This series dates to c1880. Given this tile's age, it is in excellent condition, with some handling wear, and a fine surface glaze nick or two at the edges, which are hard to see in the photos. The side edges have a couple of no harm glaze skips, but they cover the edges. It does not appear to have any surface scratches. This tile presents very handsomely in hand, and would be most suitable for framing.
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