Tile Designer info please Purple on Aqua Flower Basket - H R Johnson 108H

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Tile Designer info please Purple on Aqua Flower Basket - H R Johnson 108H

Post by ClaraIreland2 on Sun Jun 11, 2017 11:41 pm

Good morning and thank you for your time. This tile has H R Johnson on the reverse and what looks like 10 8H impressed. It has an abstract flower basket design. Purple blobs and lines into which squiggles and flowers, circles with crosses. I believe I have seen this technique before but cannot recall the designer. Can anyone help to identify the designer please.








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Post by debbie32 on Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:06 am

I dont recognise this pattern. Both Ann Wyn-Reeves and Alan Wallwork (et al) designed tiles for them in the 60's. I will keep searching :)
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Post by denbydump on Mon Jun 12, 2017 1:09 am

Many people used blank tiles by Johnsons (or Carters), cheap and available.
Alan Wallwork for example.
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Post by debbie32 on Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:31 am

ah! I wrongly assumed that they did design work for the company - but you're saying they bought in the blank tiles and then decorated them. Interesting :)
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Post by NaomiM on Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:49 am

Doesn't look like the right style for Wynn-Reeves and Wallwork. I suspect it's a student piece. Maybe one of Wynn-Reeves helpers?

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Post by hercules brabazon on Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:00 am

Very amateur indeed.
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