A charming and unusual set of four (now framed as one) small hand finely painted thick tiles depicting scenes and verses from Kate Greenway’s nursery tale, Mother Goose; newly framed.
The tiles by Robert Brown & Sons, Paisley; each one is approx 4” by 3.25”.
The Brown works was active between the 1850’s and 1930’s; originally brick makers but their repertoire also extended to tiles and garden statuary. They also supplied the famous Gleneagles Hotel in Scotland with all the marble and tile work in the early 20thC.
Tile 1 verse:
“Little maid little maid, Whither goest thou, Down in the meadow, To milk my cow”
Tile 2 verse:
“All around the green gravel, The grass grows so green, And all the pretty maids are oft to be seen, Wash them in milk, Dress them in silk, And the first to go down shall be married”
Tile 3 verse:
"My mother & your mother, Went over the way, Said my mother to your mother, It’s chop a nose day”
Tile 4 verse:
"Daffy Down Dilly has come to town, In a yellow petticoat and a green gown”
h: 10.5” w: 7” inc frame.
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