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Wall Tile - Christopher Dresser, Minton's China Works, Stoke-on-Trent, England, circa 1870 Object Reg. No: ST 017137

This glazed ornamental wall tile was manufactured at Minton's China Works in Stoke-on-Trent, England, after a design attributed to Christopher Dresser. It was exhibited by Minton Hollins & Co at the 1880 Melbourne International Exhibition; the company was awarded a gold medal for its display of 'Tiles, Encaustic, Plain and Artistic'.
Earthenware tile, with black underglaze, decorated with a design of bight blue storks in flight above lapping waves in front of a full moon.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Minton's China Works, 1881
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1.10 cm (Height), 20.10 cm (Width), 20.10 cm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Object measured for Australia Gallery Redevelopment.

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Tagged with: ceramic tiles, exhibitions melbourne international 1880-1881
Themes this item is part of: Mintons, Potters & Tile Manufactures, Stoke-upon-Trent, England, 1790s-1960s, Royal Exhibition Building Collection, Engineering Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: PUBLIC EVENTS
Secondary Classification: Melbourne International Exhibition 1880
Tertiary Classification: exhibition heritage
Inscriptions: Moulded on underside: Minton's China Works, Stoke-on Trent; trademarked; NO. 12587
Artist: Mr Christopher Dresser, England, circa 1870
Manufacturer: Minton's China Works, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, Great Britain, circa 1880
Place & Date Exhibited: Royal Exhibition Building (REB), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1880-1881

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