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Tile

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES 1882-1888
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 6 x 6 in. (1.3 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)
    MARKINGS Impressed on back: "IT Co / B I W [in pretzel] / BNY"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    ACCESSION NUMBER 88.64
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Diana M. Sawney and Lorraine Gordon
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square tile, glazed buff-colored earthenware with transfer-printed decoration in black. Pattern comprises diagonal bands at each corner, set with 1/4 stylized sunburst; central field is irregular octagon in shape and is scattered with various floral sprigs. CONDITION: Glaze crazed and discolored. Chip to upper left corner; two chips along right front edge; various chips on rear edges. Old mortar attached.
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