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Decorative Arts

MEDIUM Glazed earthenware
DATES ca. 1881
DIMENSIONS 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 x 5/8 in. (10.8 x 10.8 x 0.8 cm)
MARKINGS Impressed on reverse: "J & J G LOW. / PATENT ART TILE / WORKS / CHELSEA / MASS. / COPYRIGHT 1881 / by J & J. G. LOW"
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
CREDIT LINE Gift of Kevin L. Stayton
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Tile, glazed earthenware. Square tile, molded surface ornament with dark green-blue glaze, pooled in impressed areas. Ornament in Moorish taste consists of eight-pointed star, each lobe made up of elongated diamond. Star is enclosed by two square superimposed at 45 degree angle. Condition: Glaze abraded on highpoints; small nick to glaze near center of star; tiny dots of red paint. Old residual mortar on three edges. Small nick to lower rear edge under "1881".
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