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6 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 1/2 in. (15.6 x 15.6 x 1.3 cm) (show scale)
Molded backstamp reads: "J. & J.G. Low / PATENT / ART TILE WORKS / CHELSEA / MASS. USA / COPYRIGHT 1881 by J. & J.G.LOW"
Purchased with funds given by Joseph V. Garry
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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)
overall, 1989.72_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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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.
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