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Tile in Trivet Frame

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware, silver-plate and other metals
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 1 x 6 x 6 in. (2.5 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
MARKINGS Transfer printed on back: "INTERNATIONAL TILE CO / BROOKLYN NY"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
ACCESSION NUMBER 87.178
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tile in trivet frame, glazed earthenware, silverplate and other metals. Ceramic tile with silverplate corner mounts set in twisted wire framed with loop legs at corners. Tile has white background with light blue tranfer-printed decoration of a flat urn, asymmetrically placed, with prunus blossoms; discs of stylized ornament at each corner. Inset into the corner of the tile is a transfer-printed panel in dark blue representing a female figure in classical garb at a spining wheel amid fruit tree branches; "INDUSTRY" at lower left. CONDITION: Silverplate worn through to brass on corner mount. Tile crazed and has numerios small chips on edges
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