RARE LARGE 8" MINTON OLD MORTALITY TILE by JOHN MOYR SMITH

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Seller: rtzilla (1.934) 97.2%, Location: London, Ships to: Asia, US, EuropeanUnion, CA, AU, Item: 282569808627 RARE LARGE 8" MINTON OLD MORTALITY TILE by JOHN MOYR SMITH THIS REALLY IS A SUPERB, AND I WOULD THINK QUITE RARE AND LARGE HAND PAINTED (???) OVER TRANSFER DUST PRESSED MINTON WALL TILE DESIGNED IN, I THINK, 1878 BY JOHN MOYR SMITH, FOR THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF THAT YEAR (I THINK ALL OF SMITH'S SCOTT OUT PUT WAS EXHIBITED), WHICH DEPICTS A SCENE FROM ONE OF WALTER SCOTT'S NOVELS 'OLD MORTALITY' TAKEN FROM THE 'TALES OF MY LANDLORD' SERIES. IN A LARGE (8") FORM WALL TILE IT IS DECORATED WITH AN IMAGE OF THE SCENE WHERE HENRY MORTON STRUGGLES WITH JOHN BALFOUR OF BURLEY BEFORE A CAVE ENTRANCE, ENCLOSED INSIDE A FOLIATE BORDER AND ARMORIALS AND TITLES ABOVE AND BELOW WITH MOYR SMITH'S SIGNATURE TO THE LEFT AND THE CHAPTER NUMBER TO THE RIGHT. IT IS BACKSTAMPED WITH THE 'MINTON'S CHINA WORKS, STOKE ON TRENT'', AND ANOTHER IMPRESSED MARK. IT MEASURES 8" (20.5cm) APPROX; AND IS IN EXCELLENT CONDITION WITH ONLY WEAR TO ITS EDGES - SEE PHOTOGRAPHS AND DETAILS. THIS IS A LOVELY RARE EARLY PERIOD MINTON MOYR SMITH TILE IN LOVELY CONDITION AND WELL PRESENTED WHICH I'M SURE WILL HAVE GREAT APPEAL TO ALL COLLECTORS. APOLOGIES FOR THE LIGHTING FLARE MARKS ON THE SURFACE UNFORTUNATELY THIS IS THE BEST I COULD GET. ** THERE IS NO RESERVE ON THIS SALE *** INSURANCE IS INCLUDED IN THE SHIPPING PRICES QUOTED IN MOST CASES ( SEE BELOW ) TERMS & CONDITIONS PLEASE READ THIS AS IT'S DESIGNED TO MAKE TRANSACTIONS WITH MY CUSTOMERS AS SIMPLE AND TRANSPARENT AS POSSIBLE. SHIPPING P&P COSTS WILL BE CONFIRMED VIA INVOICE ON PURCHASE. *** PLEASE NOTE THAT I ALWAYS SEND AN INVOICE AT THE END OF AN AUCTION SO WILL INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE WAIT FOR THIS INVOICE BEFORE MAKING PAYMENT. ALL ITEMS WILL BE FORWARDED (NATIONALLY) SPECIAL DELIVERY POST ONLY AND (INTERNATIONALLY) INSURED EXPRESS (TRACKED & SIGNED FOR) POST. ALL CONSIGNMENTS EXCEEDING 2Kg WILL BE SHIPPED VIA COURIER (USUALLY UPS). WITH A FOUR DAY MINIMUM DISPATCH TIME NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL, AND FIVE DAYS FOR ITEMS VIA COURIER, BUT IN REALITY I USUALLY SHIP WITHIN TWO WORKING DAYS AFTER CLEARED PAYMENT. THE SHIPPING COST INCLUDES A SMALL PACKAGING AND HANDLING CHARGE AND THEREFORE DOES NOT REFLECT POSTAGE ALONE. RETURNS RETURNS ARE ACCEPTED WITHIN 14 DAYS WITH THE RETURN SHIPPING COST AT THE BUYER'S EXPENSE. ALMOST EVERYTHING I SELL IS IN THE CONDITION I HAVE BOUGHT IT, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED, (I HAVE LEARNT TO MY COST IN THE PAST NOT TO TAMPER WITH AN ITEM), AND THEREFORE I HAVE NEITHER HAD ITEMS REPAIRED NOR RESTORED. I WILL ENDEAVOUR TO REPORT ON AN ITEM WHICH HAS HAD EITHER; HOWEVER I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY IF AN ITEM HAS BEEN TAMPERED WITH AND I CANNOT DETECT IT. OVERSEAS BUYERS AS DIFFERENT COUNTRIES HAVE DIFFERENT IMPORT LAWS AND REGULATIONS IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE BUYER TO KNOW WHAT THESE ARE IN RELATION TO WHAT THEY ARE BIDDING ON. ALL ITEMS I SELL ARE ANTIQUE UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED AND THEREFORE WELL WITHIN THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS COUNTRY, BUT MAYBE A GREY AREA ELSEWHERE, SO PLEASE TAKE NOTE NO RESPONSIBILITY WILL BE TAKEN IF A PROBLEM WITH CUSTOMS OCCURS. AUCTION FORMAT ITEMS LISTED IN AN AUCTION FORMAT ARE JUST THAT AND NOT SUBJECT TO 'BUY-IT-NOW' ENQUIRIES HOWEVER I AM WILLING TO LISTEN TO ANY OFFER WHICH IS SUBSTANCIALLY OVER THE START PRICE. PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME ASKING FOR A B.I.N. ON AN AUCTION ITEM AS YOU MAY BE OFFENDED BY NO REPLY. PAYMENT PAYMENT MUST BE MADE WITHIN 3 DAYS FROM THE END OF THE SALE / OR A BUY-IT-NOW SALE FAILURE TO DO SO WILL MEAN THE ITEM WILL BE OFFERED TO THE UNDERBIDDER AND A REPORT TO EBAY. I CAN ACCEPT PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL, CHEQUES DRAWN ON UK BANKS OR UK POSTAL ORDERS - I CAN ACCEPT OTHER FORMS OF PAYMENT PLEASE CONTACT ME TO FIND OUT WHICH. I WILL DISPATCH GOODS ON CLEARANCE OF ANY OF THE ABOVE. OVERSEAS BUYER'S PAYMENT VIA PAYPAL ONLY (OR OTHER TO BE AGREED). I DO NOT ACCEPT - NON U.K. CHEQUES, NON U.K. MONEY ORDERS (OTHER THAN THAT LISTED ABOVE), SO PLEASE DON'T ASK. MISCELLANY ANY BUYER WITH LESS THAT 10 FEEDBACKS PLEASE CONTACT ME BEFORE PLACING A BID. ALL PARCELS ARE WELL PACKED AND PROTECTED WITH STRONG BOXES, BUBBLE WRAP AND PACKAGING PEANUTS WHERE NECESSARY. PLEASE ONLY BID IF YOU ACCEPT THE ABOVE TERMS AND CONDITIONS. SO PLEASE READ THEM CAREFULLY AS THEY ARE BINDING. DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. GOOD LUCK Condition: SEE BELOW FOR A FULL CONDITION REPORT, Type: Tiles, Sub-Type: Decorative Tiles, Material: Ceramic/ Pottery, Style: Victorian

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