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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Terracotta
DATES ca. 1910
DIMENSIONS 4 x 4 x 5/8 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS 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).
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION 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.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION Mueller Mosaic Company. Tile, ca. 1910. 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)
IMAGE overall, 1989.23.3_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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