A framed collection of antique Minton tiles creating a decorative roman style mosaic wall panel. Dating from the late 19th century, this tiled frieze likely once formed a fireplace hearth. It is today repurposed as a historical item of wall decor and mounted to an oak frame with fixings to attach it to a wall. It is rare for tiles like these to have survived through the ages due to their nature and previous use.
The tiles depict a decorative roman style mosaic, outlined with repeating embellishments to the edge around a pair of lions facing towards two central tiles detailed with a classical scene of a putto lighting a torch.
Minton & Co
Thomas Minton opened the first Minton & Co factory in the 1790s, becoming one of the most popular pottery and porcelain manufacturers of the 19th century. Based in Stoke-On-Trent, Minton was at the centre of British pottery, specialising in earthenware, bone china and Parian porcelain. In 1845, Thomas Minton’s son, Herbert, partnered with Michael Daintry Hollins to establish the tile-making arm of the business. Today, Minton and Hollins tiles are highly sought after thanks to their beautiful patterns and unique history.
Good structural condition. A few tiles have historic repairs. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.
H: 51cm W: 158cm D: 4cm
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