Decorative Arts and Design
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4 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/8 in. (11 x 11 x 1 cm) (show scale)
Impressed on back: "J & J G LOW ? PATENT ART TILE / WORKS / CHELSEA, / MASS / USA / COPYRIGHT 1881 (?) J & J. G LOW"
Gift of Joseph V. Garry
Tile. Glazed earthenware. Pale yellow-green with large symmetrical stylized floral motif centered and filling front of tile. Small quatrefoil at center surrounded by circle of scalloped petals, surrounded by four large petal/leaves radiating to each corner, against larger circular ring of scalloped petals visible below four large petals.
Condition: Good original condition; chip to one corner; minor flakes to edges; minor abrasions to raised molded floral design at center; minor scratches; Dark red/brown paint-like marks on two sides.
John Gardiner Low (American, 1835-1907). Tile, ca. 1881. Earthenware, 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/8 in. (11 x 11 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 1990.143.1 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.143.1_transp5204.jpg)
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