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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 1882-1888
    DIMENSIONS 1/2 x 6 x 6 in. (1.3 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded raised letters on back: "I.T. C.o / B I W [in pretzel] / B.N.Y."
    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 H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION International Tile Company. Tile, 1882-1888. Earthenware, 1/2 x 6 x 6 in. (1.3 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 87.75. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE overall, 87.75_bw.jpg.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware square tile with transfer-printed decoration. A central square with a diagonal bar at each corner is placed on a buff ground. The central square is filled with overall pattern of small scrolled lines. Over this is a large sunflower blossom surrounded by vines and leaves. CONDITION: Glaze crazed; small chips around edges; surface somewhat abraded.
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