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On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1881
DIMENSIONS 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in. (15.6 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Molded backstamp reads: "J. & J.G. Low / PATENT / ART TILE WORKS / CHELSEA / MASS. USA / COPYRIGHT 1881 by J. & J.G.LOW"
SIGNATURE no signature
INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by Joseph V. Garry
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A molded earthenware tile with a vitreous glaze over a mottled yellow-green/brown pigment. The raised decoration of tripartite small leaves on thin branches and clusters of small berries cover the entire surface in an asymmetrical design. The color and glaze has dripped partway down the sides of the tile. Condition: Good. There are several light surface scratches and several small defects below the glaze that are in the manufacture as is the overall crackling. There is a slight abrasion of the glaze along the outer edge of the tile especially on lower and proper right edges. There are traces of cement on the edges and back of the tile and there is overall dark staining on verso.
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works (1877-1907). Tile, ca. 1881. Glazed earthenware, 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in. (15.6 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by Joseph V. Garry, 1989.72 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1989.72_PS2.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 1989.72_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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