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Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1885
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (1.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Incised letters on front of tile, upper left corner: "L / C F"; lower left corner: "L / SI / OP" Impressed on back: "ITCo / B I W [in pretzel] / BNY"
    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
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Florence I. Barnes
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION International Tile Company. Tile, ca. 1885. Earthenware, 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (1.3 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Florence I. Barnes, 85.106.2. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 85.106.2_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square, glazed earthenware tile impressed with profile face of woman facing right. Medium green glaze pools around features of face to give darker green color. CONDITION: Chips along rear edges. Glaze crazed throughout and discolored. Some scratches and small nicks to glaze, glaze chipped at lower lip of figure.
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