Minton tile, William Wise Farm Life Series, Mountain Sheep 1870s

A great black and white Minton transferware tile from the 1870s.  Part of a series designed by William Wise, known as the Farm Life series, this tile depicts mountain sheep in a field.

The tile is marked MINTONS CHINA WORKS STOKE ON TRENT on the reverse, along with Minton’s globe mark.

The tile is in good condition; there is a small chip on one corner-see photo.