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An Antique John Moyr Smith Tiled Register Grate



Stock No.13159

An important cast iron and brass mounted Register Grate Insert set with eight fine large Minton tiles by the designer John Moyr Smith (1839 - 1912), depicting scenes from The Waverly Novels written by Sir Walter Scott. From the bottom left each tile is an illustration of stories from the Novels as follows:

ROB ROY - In Glasgow Tolbooth;
THE ANTIQUARY - Sir Arthur and Dousterwivel;
IVANH0E - Death of Bois Guilbert;
GUY MANNERING - Meg Merrilees and Matteraick;
OLD MORTALITY- Morton and Burley;
FAIR MAID of PERTH - Bonthron accuses Rothsay;
FORTUNES of NIGEL - Nigel and King James;
THE TALISMAN - Sir Kenneth and the Dwarf.

The insert has a Diamond Mark 1880.
English Circa 1880's.

Notes: John Moyr Smith Architect, Artist, Designer & Ceramicist studied at the Glasgow School of Art from November 1857 and amongst his clients was the ceramic manufacturer Minton & Co (later Minton Hollins & Co).

width height depth
43 78"
111.5 cms
41 18"
104.5 cms
16 18"
41 cms

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