Lot 145: Minton's China Works. A pair of Elfins Series tiles, Staffordshire: Stoke-on-Trent, circa 1880, together two block-printed blue and white tiles, one showing an elf riding a shrew, and the other showing an elf battling a lizard, some craquelure and edge-chipping, with Minton markings impressed on verso, each 153mm (6") square, together with four other tiles, including a Puginesque encaustic tile, and a 19th century Continental tile hand-painted in blue, green, and yellow, with an urn and flower design. Provenance: From the collection of artist decorator Charles Eaton (1885-1963); thence by descent to the god-daughter and cousin of his daughter Lilian Eaton, the current vendor. (6)
Dominic Winter's Antiques & Fine Art Auction October 2015
Thursday, 15th October 2015
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