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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1881
DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3/8 in. (10.8 x 10.8 x 1 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on reverse: "J. & J. G. LOW/ PATENT ART TILE/ WORKS/ CHELSEA/ MASS./ U.S.A."; "COPYRIGHT 1881 by J. & J. G. LOW"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler
CAPTION J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works (1877-1907). Tile, ca. 1881. Glazed earthenware, 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 3/8 in. (10.8 x 10.8 x 1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Rosemarie Haag Bletter and Martin Filler, 2003.33.7. Creative Commons-BY
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square with molded decoration with blue-green high glaze. Geometric interlocking Near Eastern design with tear-drop shapes through center. Two opposite corners have one-quarter focal roundel motif, which, when multiple tiles installed, would from whole roundels. Reverse, one each side, two parallel impressed lines frame mark. CONDITION: Some wear and scratches on raised areas; chip on corner; traces of white paint [?] on opposite corner.
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