This Mintons China Works tile measures 6" square by 3/8" thick. It is a beautiful early transfer tile, which depicts a scene with horses, including a mare and foal. This transfer tile decoration was designed by William Wise and bears his name on the surface as shown in the photos, along with its date 1879. This tile is transfer-decorated in rich sepia tones, with a crisp image. It is well marked 'Mintons China Works, Stoke on Trent, on the backside, a #83 in pencil and an 'L'. Given this tile's age, it is in excellent condition, with a couple of minute edge flecks, which are hard to find or see, and just general handling wear on the surface. This tile presents very handsomely in hand, and would be most suitable for framing.
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