7 Feb 2009

The Birmingham Court


Court 1

Court 2

Court clock

The above pictures are of the Birmingham Court. It is well over 100 years old, and as you can see, has a lot of detailed artwork in its construction.


Tile 1

Tile 2

Tile 3

These tiles are found inside the court, and again are well over a century old. The lack of mechanised manufacture of the tiles is apparent, as there are subtle yet obvious differences from tile to tile. It is clear that they are all handmade, and that the workmanship, while excellent and talented, still cannot match the exact duplication that modern mechanised production can. Each has its own unique difference and yet has similarities.

I’ve been told that these tiles may well be very expensive.