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    Posted 2 years ago

    Audioholic
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    This tile was acquired by the family in the late 60's to early 70's and understood it is an original medieval tile from Winchester Cathedral. It was set in the oak frame as shown however I would like to confirm whether it is authentic and better understand if this is a rare item? Any feedback would be appreciated.

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    1. dav2no1 dav2no1, 2 years ago
      Interesting story..here's some similar tiles...
      https://www.rm-auctions.com/en/european-ceramics/3898-a-medieval-tile-with-a-lion-probably-flemish-14th-c

      Have you tried contacting them or researching when and what renovations were done?
      https://www.winchester-cathedral.org.uk/

      https://victorianweb.org/art/architecture/churches/54.html

      You could also try searching images of the interior for this tile. That would give you proof.
    2. Audioholic, 2 years ago
      Thank you. All excellent suggestions. I did research renovations as this would have likely been the original source and it appears as though interior work was undertaken in the 50's and again in the early 70's so either could apply however one would believe that these would have been safeguarded? The other reason I ask is that reproductions were made for consumer sale which included The Two Lions Rampant, The Fleur-de-lis, The Lion Passant and of course The Griffin. The only other note is the tile does have the 3 indentations on the back which was from the medieval firing process so I believe this is an original 12th century tile.

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