Victorian Nursery Tiles

Blue and White Aesop's Fables Tiles

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. ~Aesop's Fables


Edward Detmold Aesop's Fables tile

Edward Detmold, Aesop's Fables. From top left: Owl,
Eagle, Bull, Cock, Fox, Swan, Goose, Geese, Lion

Aesop's Fables

Aesop was a Greek storyteller who lived from 620 B.C. to 564 B.C. Edward Detmold illustrated many of Aesop's Fables and these were well-known to Victorians, children and adults alike. I've adapted these to cobalt blue and white tiles, in keeping with the Victorian love of Blue and white Delftware and Chinese blue and white porcelain. Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a collector of blue and white china.

Title: Aesop's Fables

Set: Set of Nine tiles

Size: 6 inch square tiles (15.4 cm)

Thickness: 3/8 inch (1 cm)

Weight: 11.5 ounces (326 grams), Ceramic

Pricing for Aesop's Fables

4.25 inch square tiles: $44

6 inch square tiles: $55

Availability*: Tiles without custom work (see How to Order Tile for what that means) can ship fairly quickly in the 4.25 and 6 inch versions. For other sizes, there may be a little longer wait on larger orders as I don't stock as many of these blanks.