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Tile Display of the Month - Examples from the TCC Database

Each month we feature a new tile display below. Want to learn about other patterns? Find patterns in our Patterns Database.

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Fan Shapes

 

Fan Shapes, Pattern #18591 in the Database.

Fan Shape Fan Shape pattern #18591 in the database. Sherwin & Cotton, maker, c. 1877-1911. The tile is 6x6 inches, printed in green on cream color. This pattern has a TCC Assigned Name. This is an unusual pattern in that it has two different centers, both of which are bouquets of flowers inside a fan shape. The border is made up of partial fan shapes that surround the floral fan shapes. The grouping of 9 tiles shows a vertical row of alternating floral fan shapes with the leaf and scroll fan shapes that made up the original border.

 
   

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PINK GLOW FLOWERS

 

Bouquet on Ribbon, Pattern #16351 in the Database.

PINK GLOW FLOWERS Maker Unknown. The tile is 6 x 6 inches, printed in shades of pink and brown. This pattern has a TCC Assigned Name. The central bouquet is superimposed on a crossed ribbon. Chains of flowers lead out to the four corners/borders. The two groupings of the tile give different emphasis to a wall mounting of the pattern. The diagonal group features just 4 complete tiles, 2 x 2, but changes the perspective from the larger group of 16 tiles.

 
   

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PINK GLOW FLOWERS

 

PINK GLOW FLOWERS, Pattern #18410 in the TCC Database.

PINK GLOW FLOWERSMaker: Sherwin & Cotton, Hanley, Staffordshire c. 1880-1911. A hand-painted pattern number "1161" is seen. In addition, the printed number 24 and the initials "H.P." which are often found on the tile back by this pottery. This pattern has a TCC Assigned Name. 
 
The pattern in the center square features several lovely pink-to-red flowers that glow from the tile. They are surrounded by two-toned green and yellow leaves. The images in the corners show that when these tiles are grouped together, the center pattern will be formed again, but in a smaller circular form. The group of 9 tiles shown here gives us an idea of how a wall display would look.

 

 

 

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BLOSSOMS AND BUDS BEHIND A GRILL

 

BLOSSOMS AND BUDS BEHIND A GRILL, TCC Database Pattern #17857.

BLOSSOMS AND BUDS BEHIND A GRILLThe tile back has a printed Rd. No. 15668 that represents 1884, the date the pattern was registered. It may be a product of the Marsden Tile Co. 
 
The unusual element in the pattern is the over-laid grill work incorporating three overlapping sections and a separate bar at the top on the right side. This design certainly encourages the use of groups of tiles in order to connect the grill work even though the floral pattern is quite complete.

 The tiles in the group of 9 seen here work together very well. The grill work seems to move down from the upper left corner to the lower right, balancing the upward movement of the flowers

 

 

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Flowers and Geometrical Squares

TCC Database Pattern #18099. Maker: Henry Abraham Ollivant, 1890-1908, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

The initials C O V appear on tile backs by H. A. Ollivant, with the letter O higher than the C and V. They represent the name Ollivant and "Cliffe Vale", the pottery in Stoke on Trent.

This 4-part tile is not made up of 4 separate parts in the same way most are designed. The geometrical squares are seen in the upper right and lower left. The upper left and lower right squares with brown background are connected by one long stem of flowers and leaves flowing upward from lower right through the upper left square. The tile arrangement seen here is set diagonally emphasizing the upward motion of the stem of flowers and leaves.

 

 

 

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Tulips and Ferns

Lee, Tunstall, Staffordsire, 1890-1895,
TCC Database Pattern # 14518.

 

 

 

 

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Fluffy Floral Time

Many of our members were simply blown away by the beauty of the individual and grouped transferware tiles portrayed by our speaker, Hans van Lemmen, at our 2017 meeting in Phoenix, and in the recent TCC Bulletin article by Connie Rogers, “Anatomy of Tiles” (TCC Bulletin Vol. XIX, No. 2, September 2018). Featured tiles in Connie’s article are documented in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources. We (your eNews editor) were particularly struck by tile groupings prepared by our DB Image Editor, Kurt O’Hare. Thus, a new eNews feature was born. Featured herein is a 24 image composite prepared by Kurt of a maker unknown tile assigned the name Fluffy Floral Time (DB Pattern No. 17790).

 Note:  following are the two van Lemmen lectures:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/research/Transfer-Printed_Tiles_1756-1851_sm.pdf and http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/research/Tiles_Galore_sm.pdf; and the Rogers article:  http://www.transcollectorsclub.org/bulletin_previews/articles/18_TCC_XIX_No2-Anatomy-of-Tiles.pdf.

 


 

 


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