Tin-glazed Earthenware Soldier Tile, England, c. 1756-57, probably Liverpool, attributed to John Sadler workshop, brown manganese print decorated with elaborate half-blossom and foliate border to an octagonal cartouche with depiction of a uniformed man standing to smoke his pipe, and leaning against a rocaille that supports his tankard, a tasseled halberd by his feet, 4 7/8 x 5 in.
Provenance: The Troy Chappell Collection; Jonathan Horne.
Literature: Illustrated in Ceramics in America - 2001, The Chipstone Foundation, p. 202, fig. 24; an identical in Liverpool Printed Tiles, by Ray, illus. A1-11.
Edge roughness and chipping; restored chip to top right corner.
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