Walter Crane for Pilkington Royal Lancastrian  'The Senses' three extremely rare, large framed Exhibition Tiles, circa 1900
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Walter Crane for Pilkington Royal Lancastrian 'The Senses' three important framed Exhibition Tiles, circa 1900
Sold for £24,000 (US$ 40,339) inc. premium
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Walter Crane for Pilkington Royal Lancastrian
'The Senses' three important framed Exhibition Tiles, circa 1900
the three maidens in long flowing robes representing Sight, Smell and Taste, surrounded by wooden frames inlaid with gilded mosaic tiles
92cm x 36.5cm (in frames) (two with heavy crazing and horizontal cracks) (3)

Footnotes

  • These are three of the five Senses which were previously considered lost. Hearing and Touch are still unaccounted for.

    Exhibitions:
    Paris Exhibition, 1900
    Glasgow Exhibition, 1901
    Turin Exhibition, 1902

    Literature:
    A.J Cross Pilkington Royal Lancastrian Pottery and Tiles, Richard Dennis Publications, 1980, plate 22, pg. 27 and plate 36 pg. 36 of two contemporary photographs of the tiles in-situ at the Paris and Glasgow exhibitions.
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