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Tile in Metal Trivet Mount

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Glazed earthenware, metal
  • Place Manufactured: Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • DATES ca. 1882-1888
    DIMENSIONS 1 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (3.2 x 16.8 x 17.1 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Molded on bottom: "I. T. Co. / B I W [in pretzel] / B. N. Y."; incised free-hand, " Mar[?] 2/2 990 W"
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, by exchange
    RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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    CAPTION International Tile Company. Tile in Metal Trivet Mount, ca. 1882-1888. Glazed earthenware, metal, 1 1/4 x 6 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. (3.2 x 16.8 x 17.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Marie Bernice Bitzer, by exchange, 1995.56
    IMAGE overall, 1995.56_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Glazed earthenware square tile with brown transfer-printed decoration in metal trivet mount. Large central fan motif of three gesticulating Asian males in landscape with large vessel to proper left with lower legs of fourth upside-down figure protruding from top and crack to side of vessel with liquid gushing forth. All superimposed on narrow fretwork band with dark ground below and light above. At proper left, tall cylindrical vase with flowered branches surrounding fan. Quarter floral roundel at proper left bottom corner. Twisted wire metal mount with patination and two loops along each side and double loops at corners. CONDITION: Good. Firing flaw to top of vessel in central design. Scratches due to normal wear.
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