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This Minton China Works tile measures 1/2" thick by 6" square.  It has a blue transfer type image on its face with the Old Hancock House, and the inscription: "Old Hancock House", Beacon Street, Boston, Erected 1737, Demolished 1863'.  It is very well marked by Minton on the backside, along with a blue ink script that says "PUBLISHED BY MACULLER PARKER & COMPANY".  This is one of two tiles (the other was the Boston 'State House') produced by Minton for Maculler Parker a large clothing manufacturer in Boston in 1895.  This tile has a shallow surface edge chip, shown in the photos, and a couple of nicks on the backside.  It has some brown smooth residue, perhaps old glue, but does not appear to have been installed.

Minton China Works 6" Tile Transfer 'Old Hancock House' Boston c1895

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