RARE AESTHETIC TRANSFER TILE, Dogs warming beside the Fire. Manufacturer: T & R Boote Dimensions: 6" x 6" Date: Circa 1880 This image of greyhounds warming themselves in front of a winter's open log fire is a superb example of this uncommon series of times of the day and seasons of the year. This most stylized and expert artwork creates an image of dogs beside the fire, very much as humans would sit beside the fire. The blue transfer on a white background is much rare than the more typical brown transfer in this series. Markings on the back have the typical Boote concentric rings, but include the embossed cipher T & R Boote Burslem which is fairly rare.