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Pair of Aesthetic Movement Cast Fire Inserts with Mintons Aesop's Fables Tiles

$16,825.11per set


Thomas Jeckyll in the style of. A rare pair of Aesthetic Movement cast iron fire inserts, each with twelve Minton tiles, printed in blue and white with comical designs by John Moyr-Smith from Aesop's Fables. The designs Moyr Smith drew on these tiles are known as:- The Dog and his shadow. The Fox & the Goat. The Hare and the Tortoise. The Frogs Who Wished for a King. The Wolf and the Lamb. The Fox and the Crow. The Tortoise and the Ducks (the Tortoise wished to learn to fly). The Fox drinks with the Stork. The Lion and the Rat. (Mouse). The Wolf and the Crane. The Ape and the Cat. (The Monkey and the Cat). The Goat, Calf and Sheep in partnership with the Lion.


  • Creator
    Minton (Maker),John Moyr Smith (Artist)
  • Similar to
    Thomas Jeckyll (Designer)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 38 in. (96.52 cm)Width: 38.5 in. (97.79 cm)Depth: 2 in. (5.08 cm)
  • Sold As
    Set of 2
  • Style
    Aesthetic Movement (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2243322100982

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    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

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