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Tile: C.26-1929

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Maker: Unknown




Red earthenware, stamped, inlaid with white clay and lead-glazed. Within a circular medallion, two birds flanking a formal tree. On the back four keys.


History note: Label on back 'a Tile taken out of the/original pavement of Tintern Abbey./1821/I saw not more than two or three/tiles remaining in the Abbey'

Legal notes

Given by Aymer Vallance

Measurements and weight

Depth: 2.2 cm
Height: 13.9 cm
Width: 13.9 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1929-10-30) by Vallance, Aymer


13th Century
Circa 1200 - 1300


English, Wessex type,from Tintern Abbey, Monmouthshire

Components of the work

Upper Surface

Materials used in production

red Earthenware

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: illegible signature

  • Text: a Tile taken out of the/original pavement of Tintern Abbey./1821/I saw not more than two or three/tiles remaining in the Abbey
  • Location: On back
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.26-1929
Primary reference Number: 15164
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 28 June 2017 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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