Wedgwood “December” Tile Puzzle

Happy Holidays from the Transferware Collectors Club!

Wedgwood “December” Tile PuzzleWedgwood 8” x 8” polychrome tile. This charming interior scene pictures a boy, a girl, mistletoe and a Christmas tree. The name of the month, “December,” is printed in the lower right-hand corner of the tile. The Months series was designed by Helen Miles, a designer, painter, and illustrator who created several series of tiles for Wedgwood in the 1870s. They were produced in 6” and 8” sizes, with identical centers and the addition of an outer border that is one inch wide. In this case it is a "Bell Flower" border in the Aesthetic style. A document in the Wedgwood archives records that the series of months was registered in March 1878. The pattern also appears on dinnerware. This is pattern 3455 in the TCC Database.