Skip Navigation


Decorative Arts and Design

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 Impressed on back: "IT Co / B I W [in pretzel] / BNY"
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Diana M. Sawney and Lorraine Gordon
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Square tile, glazed buff-colored earthenware with transfer-printed decoration in black. Pattern comprises diagonal bands at each corner, set with 1/4 stylized sunburst; central field is irregular octagon in shape and is scattered with various floral sprigs. CONDITION: Glaze crazed and discolored. Chip to upper left corner; two chips along right front edge; various chips on rear edges. Old mortar attached.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    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, Gift of Diana M. Sawney and Lorraine Gordon, 88.64. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 88.64.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 88.64.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
    "CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
    You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply. Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form (charges apply). For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress, Cornell University, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums, and Copyright Watch. For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright. If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact
    Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome any additional information you might have.