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Lot 18: ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm

Decorative Arts: Design Since 1860

by Lyon & Turnbull

26 October 2016

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
  • ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD. 'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876 each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm
   
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Description: ALFRED MASSON FOR MINTON'S LTD.
'SEVEN AGES OF MAN' TILE PANEL, CIRCA 1876
comprised of seven framed tiles, each tile painted in blue and black on a white ground, and comprising; 'Ye Infants'; 'Ye Schoolboye'; 'Ye Lovers'; 'Ye Soldyer'; 'Ye Justyce', 'Ye Pantaloone'; and 'Ye Seconde Childehoode' and contained within original ebonised wood frame
each tile 15cm x 15cm, whole including frame 27cm x 125cm

Condition Report: All tiles in good overall condition
Each have fine overall crazing, light rubbing to the ground (which is over the glaze) but even through the set
Original frame has several minor bumps and scratches here and there but is essentially sound condition.



Condition Disclaimer
Under the Conditions of Sale applicable to the sale of the lot, buyers must satisfy themselves as to each and every aspect of the quality of the lot, including (without limitation) its authorship, attribution, condition, provenance, authenticity, age, suitability and origin. Lots are sold on an 'as is' basis but the actual condition of the lot may not be as good as indicated by its outward appearance. In particular parts may have been replaced or renewed and lots may not be authentic or of satisfactory quality.

Any statement in relation to the lot is merely an expression of opinion of the seller or Lyon & Turnbull and should not be relied upon as an inducement to bid on the lot. Lots are available for inspection prior to the sale and you are strongly advised to examine any lot in which you are interested prior to the sale. Our condition report has not been prepared by a professional conservator, restorer or engineer.

Notes: Literature: Carruthers, Annette & Mary Greensted, Mary (edit.) 'Simplicity or Splendour', Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museums, 1999. p. 143 and p. 72, fig. 100, cat. 181 where a set, which was exhibited at Howell & James Art Pottery Exhibition in 1876, is illustrated.
Note: The tiles depict the Seven Ages of Man as described by Shakespeare.

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