A 19th century Tunbridge Ware tangram consisting of seven pieces, housed in a box with mosaic pattern to the top. The inside of the box is stamped with the makers name- Thomas Barton. Thomas Barton was employed by Edmund Nye's workshop in Tunbridge Wells in 1836. Hie soon became a foreman and designer, working on important projects to be exhibited at The Great Exhibition in 1851. On Nye's death in 1863 Barton took over the business at The Chalet on Mt. Ephraim, Tunbridge Wells, where he stayed until the end of the century. Barton died in 1903. Much of his work was labelled.
It measures approx 5cm x 5cm x 1.5cm.
Antique Tunbridge Ware Tangram