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Tile

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1881
DIMENSIONS 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/8 in. (11 x 11 x 1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS Impressed on back: "J & J G LOW ? PATENT ART TILE / WORKS / CHELSEA, / MASS / USA / COPYRIGHT 1881 (?) J & J. G LOW"
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 1990.143.1
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph V. Garry
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION John Gardiner Low (American, 1835-1907). Tile, ca. 1881. Glazed earthenware, 4 5/16 x 4 5/16 x 3/8 in. (11 x 11 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph V. Garry, 1990.143.1
IMAGE overall, 1990.143.1_transp5204.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tile. Glazed earthenware. Pale yellow-green with large symmetrical stylized floral motif centered and filling front of tile. Small quatrefoil at center surrounded by circle of scalloped petals, surrounded by four large petal/leaves radiating to each corner, against larger circular ring of scalloped petals visible below four large petals. Condition: Good original condition; chip to one corner; minor flakes to edges; minor abrasions to raised molded floral design at center; minor scratches; Dark red/brown paint-like marks on two sides.
RECORD COMPLETENESS Good (78%)
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