The Villa Alba Museum is cultural institution committed to the collection, study and display of 19th century interior decorative finishes, and the components of 19th and 20th century interior decoration. Most rooms in this historically and aesthetically significant house have stone (typically marble) fireplaces that are inset with plain and decorative tiles produced by the company of Mintons Ltd.
Digital photograph of the decorative surround tiles on the left tiled panel of the fireplace in the main bedroom at Villa Alba. The four grey monochrome surround tiles were selected from a series of twelve 'Waverley' [novels] tiles designed by John Moyr Smith and produced by Mintons Ltd, Catalogue No. 1607 (Mintons Tile catalogue p. 62/206).
Inscriptions & markings
Tiles x 4
Upper left: KENILWORTH / AMY ROBSART AND LEICESTER
Lower left: THE ANTIQUARY / SIR ARTHUR DOVSTERSWIVEL
Upper right: GUY MANNERING / MEG MERRILEES AND HATTERAICK
Lower right: QUENTIN DURWARD / LOUIS QUENTIN & JACQUELINE