MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

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MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by dantheman on November 16th 2010, 2:26 pm

http://www.mawandco.com/home-1





I love the stylish design on this 8 inch tile,the tube lining and Majolika work perfectly together Most Excellent

http://www.mawscraftcentre.co.uk/history.php


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Re: MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by denbydump on June 21st 2017, 3:53 pm

This was made by Johnson bros in the 1970s.
They bought the licence/rights to use the name of
MAW & Co (and also Minton Hollins) after they had closed.

Ill have to start a thread for these panels, as I have the national collection!
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Post by NaomiM on June 21st 2017, 7:28 pm

Framed pair of tiles by Maw & Co Ltd, featuring the Boxhill locomotive in its orange / Stroudley yellow ochre livery.
23.5cm high x 44cm wide x 2cm deep














Info about Boxhill train via wiki :-

"Boxhill steam train - A Terrier tank engine, built by the LBSCR in 1880, was named Boxhill after the station. It was used to haul commuter trains in South London and Surrey until the 1920s, when it was moved to become a shunting engine at Brighton. Unlike other engines of its class, its smokebox was not modified in the early 20th century, and it was restored by the Southern Railway in 1947 to its original condition and painted in its original Stroudley yellow ochre livery. It is now preserved at the National Railway Museum in York."

Info about Maw & Co. Ltd. ceramic tile maker from their website -

...Maw & Company ... moved ... to a purpose built factory in Jackfield, Ironbridge in 1883. By this time Maw & Company had become the world’s largest producer of tiles and architectural ceramics selling more than 20 million pieces worldwide.
In the late 1960’s Maw & Company was acquired by H. & R. Johnson Ltd of Stoke on Trent and the production of tiles ceased at Jackfield in 1969.

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Re: MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by denbydump on June 22nd 2017, 9:36 am

As far as I know these were the earliest tile panels that Johnsons produced under
the Maw & co name, before the tube-lined Majolica ones. I have some somewhere.
I'm sure there was a series of vintage cars done in a similar way.
Most of the panels were done in series of 4, and often in different colourways.
Yours is Locomotive 01.
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Post by NaomiM on June 22nd 2017, 10:20 am

Cheers. I saw one other, in green livery

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Re: MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by tigerchips on July 4th 2017, 11:34 pm

Peacock No. 1 by Maw & Co Ltd



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Re: MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by cycladelic on July 11th 2017, 9:11 pm

I was in York earlier this month and stayed in a central B&B called the Bar Convent. It's still run by nuns - and 'bar' refers to the nearby city gate.

Below are two photos of the ground floor, which is where guests have breakfast. I was admiring the tiles when one sister mentioned they were made by Maw. They are in great condition.

It's possible to pop in for a look as they serve tea. There's a wonderful 'secret' garden at the back of the property.



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Re: MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by Mordeep on July 11th 2017, 10:53 pm

Wow, thank god no one updated it in the last 120 years. It shows the best of what is possible from these tile companies. It is never going to be repeated or bettered.
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Re: MAW & Co - Jackfield, Shropshire.

Post by cycladelic on July 12th 2017, 5:34 am

Yes -- I guess the nuns just left everything as it was. It's only been a guest house for about 20 years.

Here's another snap - this one of the border tiles...

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