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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
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 1991.193
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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