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CHRISTOPHER DRESSER TILE WITH BUTTERFLIES
This six inch tile has a series of repeating squares, including a border of repeating stylized butterflies. The central square cartouche has a circular burst of flower stamens, but the flower is not recognizable, again due to the stylized reduction of the botanical study to a geometricized motif. The background clay is cream colored the transfer is dominantly brown with deep yellow highlights. It was probably for a fire place, as there are related designs know to fit a fireplace surround. The design is generally attributed to Christopher Dresser. The back of the tile has the characteristic markings of Minton , MINTON CHINA WORKS, STOKE ON TRENT. The tile is in excellent condition.