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1920.760 (RS30704)

Description

Square, decorative ceramic tile; cream-colored with transfer print of the Hancock House, Boston (front); Maker's notations on back, with clipping from Boston Herald "Sale of the Old Hancock House at Auction - The Ancient Relic is Knocked Down for $230."

Details

Maker
Mintons (Maker)
Date
1890
Inscriptions
""Old/ Hancock House"/ Beacon Street/ Boston./ Erected 1737 Demolished 1863" (front) (Minton hallmark - lettering on inside edge of circle surrounding a globe with Minton across globe)
"COPYRIGHT 1888/ MACULLAR, PARKER & COMPANY" PUBLISHED BY/ MACULLAR PARKER & COMPANY" (back) (printed)
"? UPON TRENT/ ? ROOK. LONDON/ [MINTON]" (stamped)
Material
ceramic tile
earthenware
glaze
Object type
Building Component
Places
Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)
Descriptive terms
ceramic tile
Commemorative
earthenware
glaze
Historic House
Tile
tile
People and organizations
Mintons
Dimensions
6 x 6 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1920.760
Credit Line
Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew
GUSN
29244
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Title Tile Accession number 1941.1641
Title Tile Accession number 1925.35 Relationship depicts John Hancock House

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