8 Early Victorian T&R Boote Berslam Staffordshire >1850 Floor/Wall/Hearth Tiles

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Seller: noggin43 (186) 100%, Location: bromsgrove, Worcestershire, Ships to: GB & many other countries, Item: 254298489345 8 early VICTORIAN T&R BOOTE BERSLAM STAFFORDSHIRE >1850 FLOOR/WALL/HEARTH TILES beautiful white tiles with a deep blue floral design if you read the company history below they may be 'white granite' made for export to the UNITED STATES during the American Civil War some are chipped due to their age, these can be manipulated or trimmed to suit and need slotting into as a centre piece or finishing touch i've washed them but they will need a deep clean, my photos don't do them justice as they have a lovely shine and sheen to them, the blue is amazing each tile is individually marked " T and R BOOTE BERSLAM on the back each tile is 2 x 2 in and just under 1/2 in thick i've put £7.50 as UK mainland postage due to the weight but you are welcome to collect in person some history of the company "Messrs. T. & R. Boote, of Burslem, have very courteously supplied the following particulars relative to their establishment:- The firm was founded early in 1842 by Messrs. Thomas Latham Boote and Richard Boote, who commenced at the Central Pottery, Burslem, their original manufacture being Parian statuary and vases, of which a display was made in the first International Exhibition of 1851, and a prize medal awarded. The exhibit attracted, amongst others, the Prince Frederick William of Prussia (afterward the Emperor Frederick of Germany), who made a purchase.After a few years the Central Pottery was found too small, and the Kilncroft Works was occupied. Ultimatly, about the year 1850 the various works on the site of what is now called the Waterloo Potteries were purchased and occupied by Messrs. T. & R. Boote.About the same time the manufacture of tiles, which had then been revived by Messrs. Minton, Hollins & Co., of Stoke-on-Trent, attracted the attention of Messrs. Boote, and they secured the premises on the west side of Waterloo Road, Burslem and there commenced a business which has grown to its present dimensions.From time to time changes were made, and between the years 1850 and 1860 the manufacture of white earthenware (called white granite) was undertaken for the American market, the firm suffering very considerably, along with many others, during the American Civil War.In September 1879 Mr. T. L. Boote retired from the firm, which passed solely into the hands of Mr. Richard Boote, who at that time, and until his death in 1891, was ably assisted in the management by his son Mr. Albert J. T. Boote, and later by his second son Mr. Richard Latham Boote, who, in conjunction with his brother Mr. Charles Edmund Boote, still controls the business, which since 1894 has been conducted as a private limited liability concern.Prize medals were awarded at the London Exhibition of 1861 and the Calcutta Exhibition of 1883. The Blackwall Tunnel is one of the public works that have been tiles throughout by this firm" Colour: blue and white, Style: Victorian, Decade: Pre 1890, Material: Ceramic, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Pattern: Floral, Type: Decorative Tile, Features: Reclaimed, Brand: T and R Boote

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