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Fireplace Tile

1970.724 (RS115966)

Description

Set of tiles forming fireplace surround. Glossy finish black square tiles with over glaze enamel hand-painted scenic decoration over all seventeen tiles. Features cranes in marsh at bottom with rushes, foliage, etc. Ivy motif at each upper corner; palms and insects at center.

Details

Maker
Probably Minton (Maker)
Date
1890-1910
Associated Building
Original to Roseland Cottage (Woodstock, Conn.).
Material
earthenware
rush (material)
Object type
Building Component
Descriptive terms
Arts and Crafts
Arts and Crafts (movement)
Crane
cranes (birds)
Earthenware
earthenware
figure- and animal-derived motifs
fireproofing tile
floral patterns
flowers (plants)
insect
Insect
Ivy
Rush
rush (material)
TILE, FIREPLACE
Dimensions
37.75 x 42.125 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1970.724
Credit Line
Gift of Margaret Carson Holt
GUSN
64321

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