Decorative Arts and Design
On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
4 x 4 x 5/8 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm) (show scale)
The paper label adhered to tile back reads: (with each entry within four flags) "FAIENCE / M / M / CO" and "MUELLER MOSAIC CO. / TRENTON, N.J." and "SAMPLE OF / HAND-MADE / FAIENCE TILE / Des. No. 4x4 Col. 170/ . An excellent Material For Exterior / or Interior Mural Decoration / Made in standard --------d color / this tile is frost (missing)". In pencil (script) is "Galassi" (top) and indistinct script (bottom).
H. Randolph Lever Fund
Terra cotta tile with matte green glaze, square-shaped over-glaze painted ducks. Ducks are designed in diagonal formation from top left corner to center. Each fowl has a white body with gray outstretched wings, green and white heads.
Condition: Good; some of paper label missing and two words missing or partially missing. Edges of the tile appear slightly irregular; however these irregular surfaces are not chips but rather coarse particles of grog.
Mueller Mosaic Company. Tile, ca. 1910. Glazed terracotta, 4 x 4 x 5/8 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 1989.23.3 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.23.3_PS2.jpg)
overall, 1989.23.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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