• Hearts of Oak auction at Christies

    Sale 5982

    Hearts of Oak

    2 December 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 83

    FIFTEEN LIVERPOOL DELFTWARE TRANSFER-PRINTED THEATRICAL TILES

    CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY PRINTED BY GUY GREEN

    Price Realised  

    FIFTEEN LIVERPOOL DELFTWARE TRANSFER-PRINTED THEATRICAL TILES
    CIRCA 1780, PROBABLY PRINTED BY GUY GREEN
    Each thespian named above with their character below, within a trellis-pattern surround flanked by theatrical trophies
    Each tile 5 in. (12.7 cm.) square (15)


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    Delft theatrical tiles made at Liverpool c.1775 also celebrated popular actors in their starring roles of the season. These square tin-glazed earthenware tiles were used in domestic interiors for mantels and walls. For similar examples, see Anthony Ray, Liverpool Printed Tiles, London 1994, p. 55, figs. 1-36.

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    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Provenance

    The Norman Stretton Collection.


    Literature

    R. Sharp, Ceramics: Ethics & Scandal, New York, 2002, pp. 130-136.