Charlotte Rhead Tiles information and price guide

Charlotte Rhead is well known for her Art Deco and colourful designs and in this feature we take a look at Charlotte Rhead tiles. Charlotte Rhead created a great number of tike designs ranging from buildings, landscapes, sea scapes, animals,  and people especially women. Each tile was unique and tube-lined by hand, then decorated and then glazed. Some tiles are seen to be collaborations with other designers including Charlotte’s own father Frederick Rhead.

Who was L Rhead?
Many of Charlotte Rhead’s signed pieces are signed L Rhead. The L is for Lottie Rhead (a shortened form of Charlotte).

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Charlotte Rhead Tiles price guide

Below are a selection of Charlotte Rhead tiles sold at auction. There are great variations between prices which relate to when the item were sold, the subject matter and the condition.

Charlotte Rhead a tube-lined tile decorated with the head of a girl wearing elaborate headdress

Charlotte Rhead, a tube-lined tile: decorated with the head of a girl wearing elaborate headdress, a landscape beyond, signed with initials `L.R`., 15.5 cm. in parcel gilt oak frame. Sold for £740 at Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood auctioneers, Jan 2014.

A rare Charlotte Rhead tile tube lined with Conway Castle in oak frame

A rare Charlotte Rhead tile tube lined with Conway Castle in oak frame, Sold for £500 at Potteries Auction, Sep 2016.

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A pair of Charlotte Rhead rectangular plaques with tube lined decoration, one of comical ducklings dressed in clothes and the other of a fish and frog. Sold for £480 at Potteries Auctions, March 2019.

Charlotte Rhead for T & R Boote a tube-lined pottery rectangular tile of a house

Charlotte Rhead for T.& R. Boote, a tube-lined pottery rectangular tile; and a pen and ink drawing by Frederick Rhead: the tile decorated with the front aspect of a large crenellated country house and garden, possibly Hawarden Castle, Flintshire, the former home of Sir William Gladstone, signed L. Rhead, impressed factory mark, 15.5 x 12.5 cm. Sold for £880 at Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood auctioneers, Jan 2014.

A Collection Of Five T A Simpson & Co Tiles Decorated By Charlotte Rhead Circa 1905

A Collection Of Five T A Simpson & Co Tiles Decorated By Charlotte Rhead Circa 1905. Sold for £980 at Bonhams, Nov 2009.

Charlotte Rhead a tube-lined large tile depicting a young woman wearing ornate robes and headdress

Charlotte Rhead a tube-lined large tile depicting a young woman wearing ornate robes and headdress 30 x 15 cm in oak frame. Sold for £1,150 at Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood auctioneers, Jan 2014.

Charlotte Rhead a tube-lined rectangular tile decorated with Elaine the lily maid of Astolat

Charlotte Rhead a tube-lined rectangular tile decorated with Elaine the lily maid of Astolat guarding the shield of Lancelot signed with initials L R 30 x 15 cm. Sold for £3,500 at Bearnes Hampton and Littlewood auctioneers, Jan 2014.

Related
A look at Charlotte Rhead Pottery
Art Deco Overview
A look at Burleigh Ware
The Charlotte Rhead auction

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