Minton's China Works
Minton Tile William Wise Country Life Series, Picking Fruit
This sweet tile trivet has an image designed by William Wise in 1879. From the series "Country Life" it shows a woman picking fruit with a young girl while in a fantasy garden where hollyhocks and daffodils bloom at the same time fruit ripens. The surface of this transfer printed 6" tile is bright and shiny with little wear. It is signed W Wise in the lower left corner. The back is marked "MINTON'S CHINA WORKS STOKE ON TRENT MADE IN ENGLAND No 1801". There are a few small flakes around the perimeter. The wire holder is still bright and shiny. It makes the dimensions 7" square and 1 1/4" tall. If you prefer the tile out of the wire holder a twist on the corners will loosen and free it.