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Tile

MOA: University of British Columbia

3401/15

Square ceramic tile with floral motifs painted on front. Surface and sides are glazed. Two dark red lines act as a border, a wide band towards the edge and a much thinner one towards the centre. Central design of olive green, vine-like shapes forming a diamond. Eight arms extend from diamond, forming a cross and an “X” shape. The ends of the cross arms have blooming, dark red flowers. The ends of “X” shape arms are large dark red flowers surrounded by three olive green leaves. The leaves touch the corners of the tile. Small circle and large circular outline imprinted on back of tile. Inscription on back.

  • Specific Techniques

    Tile was manufactured by dust-pressing, a technique that uses clay milled to a fine powder with low moisture content, then pressed in a die at high pressure. Design was printed onto the tile using two colours.

  • Cultural Context

    Wall tile.


  • Type of Item tile
  • Culture English
  • Material clay, paint, glaze
  • Manufacturing Technique dust-pressed, printed
  • Measurements height 15.6 cm, width 15.6 cm, depth 1.2 cm (overall)

  • Previous Owner Judith Stoffman
  • Received from Judith Stoffman

  • Made in United Kingdom, England

  • Creation Date between 1800 and 1900
  • Ownership Date before October 30, 2019
  • Acquisition Date on October 30, 2019

  • Item Classes ceramics
  • Condition good
  • Accession Number 3401/0015