Aesthetic Movement Anglo-Japanese Tiles

Aesthetic Movement Anglo-Japanese Tiles puzzleThese 6” x 6” tiles were produced by potter Henry Abraham Ollivant at the "Cliffe Vale" pottery in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in operation from 1890-1908. Each tile is divided into four quadrants with Japonesque geometrical squares in the upper right and lower left and a long stem of flowers and leaves flowing up through the other corners, which have a reddish-brown background. The tile arrangement seen here is set diagonally emphasizing the upward motion of the stem of flowers and leaves. This tile shows the enduring effect of Aesthetic Movement design concepts decades after it emerged in the 1870s. It is pattern #18099 in the TCC Database of Patterns and Sources.