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Tile in Trivet Frame

Decorative Arts and Design

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware, silver-plate and other metals
DATES ca. 1885
DIMENSIONS 1 x 6 x 6 in. (2.5 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tile in trivet frame, glazed earthenware, silverplate and other metals. Ceramic tile with silverplate corner mounts set in twisted wire framed with loop legs at corners. Tile has white background with light blue tranfer-printed decoration of a flat urn, asymmetrically placed, with prunus blossoms; discs of stylized ornament at each corner. Inset into the corner of the tile is a transfer-printed panel in dark blue representing a female figure in classical garb at a spining wheel amid fruit tree branches; "INDUSTRY" at lower left. CONDITION: Silverplate worn through to brass on corner mount. Tile crazed and has numerios small chips on edges
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
CAPTION International Tile Company. Tile in Trivet Frame, ca. 1885. Glazed earthenware, silver-plate and other metals, 1 x 6 x 6 in. (2.5 x 15.2 x 15.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund , 87.178. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 87.178.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 87.178.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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