Vox Stellarum Tile and Frame
Glazed earthenware, cast iron
1881 (tile copyright); 1883 (frame copyright)
(a) Tile: 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 7/16 in. (15.6 x 15.6 x 1.1 cm)
(b) Frame: 10 3/8 x 10 3/8 x 1 in. (26.4 x 26.4 x 2.5 cm) (show scale)
(a) Tile: impressed on back, "J. & J. G. LOW, / PATENT / ART TILE WORKS / CHELSEA / MASS, USA / COPYRIGHT 1881 J. & J. G. LOW"
(b) Frame: molded on back, proper left "COPYRIGHT 1883 BY J G & J F LOW"; and proper right, "LOW"
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Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund
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J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works (1877-1907). Vox Stellarum Tile and Frame, 1881 (tile copyright); 1883 (frame copyright). Glazed earthenware, cast iron, (a) Tile: 6 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 7/16 in. (15.6 x 15.6 x 1.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Marie Bernice Bitzer Fund, 1994.56a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1994.56a-b_front_bw.jpg)
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Tile and frame. (a) Tile, glazed earthenware, blue-green. Bust-length male facing proper left and gazing upward, shoulder length hair, hat with large brim folded up and large collar. (b) Frame, cast iron with patination. Repeated symmetrical leaf motif surrounds raised opening. Elaborate scrolling leaf motif at each corner. Outer frame with band of regularized repeated circle-in-circle motif. Back of frame with diamond shaped brace securing tile with screw and nut above and below. One old and one new wire for hanging.
Molded across tile top: "VOX STELLARUM". "A" in circle lower proper left (monogram for Arthur Osborne).
Condition: Very Good. Conservation report on file.
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