Sherwin & Cotton
Sherwin & Cotton Tile Portrait of Jesus
A large tile by Sherwin & Cotton showing a portrait of Jesus in profile. It measures 9" tall and 6" wide and was made at the Eastwood Tile Works in Hanley Staffordshire England. As interesting as the image is the typeface of the markings on the back in a Charles Rennie Mackintosh Glasgow School Arts and Crafts style. The tile is in very good condition with a small rub to the glaze on the lower right corner and some gentle crazing.
Sherwin & Cotton was famous for its emaux ombrants style of tiles, where the process of using a single color glaze to pool and thin over the impressed design produced and almost photographic effect.
Seriously, who doesn't love Jesus?