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    • Five 6" square tiles of fable scenes from Walter Crane's Baby's Own Aesop 

      Unknown author (1900)
      1. The Boaster. 2. Hercules and the Waggoner. 3. The Lion in Love. 4. The Man that Pleased None. 5. The Peacock's Complaint
    • Four tiles, each marked as "Inspired by 18th Century Aesop's Fable Tiles 

      Unknown author (1960)
      These tiles show lively modern designs inside a circle with a rope border enclosing four smaller circles at the compass points, with pleasant floral patterns in the corners. The wolf in the first tile has his jaws around ...
    • One tile, "The Foxes and the Grapes 

      Unknown author (1880)
      This particular illustration has long been a fascination for me. Is it likely that three foxes together would jump for grapes that they could not get? And would they concoct the same explanation of why they did not achieve ...
    • One tile, "The Sow and the Wolf 

      Unknown author (1880)
      The design for this tile is apparently taken from the engraving done by Samuel Howitt—in fact page 14 of my copy of his 1811 A New Work of Animals Principally Designed from the Fables of Aesop, Gay, and Phaedrus. Though ...
    • One tile, The Fox and the Stork, English Liverpool printed delftware tile by John Sadler 

      Unknown author (1760)
      Transfer of printed design in black. "88" border. For some reason I find the image slightly hard to read. The stork has his beak in a big demijohn bottle. The fox on hind legs looks almost horse-like! Notice the shadow ...
    • Six-inch square tile titled "The Tortoise Which Wished To Learn To Fly 

      Unknown author (1875)
      This is my first of Minton's series of twelve. Lovely brown and cream colors. The title is read in curious fashion, starting from nine o'clock and reading toward three o'clock, and then restarting from eight and reading ...
    • Twelve six-inch square tiles 

      Unknown author (1875)
      These blue tiles surprised me when I first discovered them. I did not know that Minton did blue as well as brown tiles. They are apparently exactly the same in design. Are the patterns here as crisp and clear as on the ...
    • Two tiles, The Goose with the Golden Eggs and The Miller, His Son, and Their Ass 

      Unknown author (1880)
      These tiles are done in a brown-and-white format. I cannot specify the artist while I am away from my collection, but the images seem so familiar! Each tile is signed "COM." So far I have two tiles in a series reported to ...