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Square Tile

Decorative Arts

On View: Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
MEDIUM Earthenware
  • Place Manufactured: Zanesville, Ohio, United States
  • DATES ca. 1928
    DIMENSIONS 4 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 5/8 in. (11.4 x 11 x 1.6 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE Unsigned
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Luce Visible Storage and Study Center, 5th Floor
    CREDIT LINE H. Randolph Lever Fund
    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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    CAPTION American Encaustic Tile Company Ltd. (1875-1935). Square Tile, ca. 1928. Earthenware, 4 1/2 x 4 5/16 x 5/8 in. (11.4 x 11 x 1.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, H. Randolph Lever Fund, 72.40.14. Creative Commons-BY
    IMAGE group, 72.40.7-.14_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Earthenware tile with molded decoration on top in black, silver, and red glazes; decoration consists of vertically oriented, quatrefoil-shaped, stylized flower at center surrounded by quatrefoil border with stylized floral motif; vertical zigzag lines flank center motif. Condition: glaze has run over edge on all four sides; some chipping at corners; brown spots scattered over top.
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    Square Tile