Aesthetic Movement Tile by WEBBS TILERIES c1870 "PINEAPPLE" Three tiles from a series of 12 tiles are presented. They are Aesthetic in style, with three vertical panels on each tile. The center panel is larger and features a man with some aspect of food, whereas the side panels have sunflowers and Easter Lilies, two flowers that were commonly emblems of the Aesthetic Movement. The men are dressed in a 19th Century version of Mediaeval clothing. This is symbolically representing a romantic desire to go back to simpler times, preferably non-industrial, although the reality of Mediaeval times was rough and gritty rather than romantic. Webb's Worcester Tileries Co. Ltd was a small tile works in Worcester operating during the 1870s and 1880s. They manufactured a range of encaustic floor tiles and some block printed wall tiles. These tiles are very rare, and make a very attractive and unusual wall decoration. The tiles are in very good condition, with light crazing which does not detract from the artistic designs.