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BLOSSOMS AND BUDS BEHIND A GRILL
The unusual element in the pattern is the over-laid grill work incorporating three overlapping sections and a separate bar at the top on the right side. This design certainly encourages the use of groups of tiles in order to connect the grill work even though the floral pattern is quite complete. The tiles in the group of 9 seen here work together very well. The grill work seems to move down from the upper left corner to the lower right, balancing the upward movement of the flowers
TCC Database Pattern #17857. The tile back has a printed Rd. No. 15668 that represents 1884, the date the pattern was registered. It may be a product of the Marsden Tile Co.
Flowers and Geometrical Squares
This 4-part tile is not made up of 4 separate parts in the same way most are designed. The geometrical squares are seen in the upper right and lower left. The upper left and lower right squares with brown background are connected by one long stem of flowers and leaves flowing upward from lower right through the upper left square. The tile arrangement seen here is set diagonally emphasizing the upward motion of the stem of flowers and leaves.
TCC Database Pattern #18099. Maker: Henry Abraham Ollivant, 1890-1908, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. The initials C O V appear on tile backs by H. A. Ollivant, with the letter O higher than the C and V. They represent the name Ollivant and "Cliffe Vale", the pottery in Stoke on Trent.
Fluffy Floral Time
Many of our members were simply blown away by the beauty of the individual and grouped transferware tiles portrayed by our speaker, Hans van Lemmen, at our 2017 meeting in Phoenix, and in the recent TCC Bulletin article by Connie Rogers, “Anatomy of Tiles” (TCC Bulletin Vol. XIX, No. 2, September 2018). We (your eNews editor) were particularly struck by tile groupings prepared by our DB Image Editor, Kurt O’Hare. Thus, a new eNews feature was born. Featured herein is a 24 image composite prepared by Kurt of a maker unknown tile assigned the name Fluffy Floral Time (DB Pattern No. 17790).
Note: following are the two van Lemmen lectures: http://www.transferwarecollectorsclub.org/research/Transfer-Printed_Tiles_1756-1851_sm.pdf and http://www.transferwarecollectorsclub.org/research/Tiles_Galore_sm.pdf; and the Rogers article: http://www.transferwarecollectorsclub.org/bulletin_previews/articles/18_TCC_XIX_No2-Anatomy-of-Tiles.pdf.