Fireplace tile

Collection Type

  • Architecture

Date

ca. 1780

GUSN

GUSN-24965

Description

White tin glaze on buff colored clay body. Square. Cobalt-blue hand-painted decoration featuring biblical scenes, primarily from the life of Christ. 22 complete and three partial tiles in situ. Scenes include: 1) Jonah and the whale; 2) Christ preaching in the temple; 3) Christ carrying the cross; 4) Rebecca at the well; 5) Angel of the Lord w/ Abraham; 6) John the Baptist baptizing Christ; 7) Angel of the Lord w/ a walking peasant, plus two unidentified scenes.

Details

Descriptive Terms

fireproofing tile
earthenware
glazing (coating)
tin glaze
tin (metal)
Bible
religions (concept)
Earthenware
Tin Glazed
Bible
Religion
TILE, FIREPLACE

Associated Building

Coffin House (Newbury, Mass.),

People and Organizations

Christ

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

4.875 x 4.625 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Margaret E.C. Merriam in memory of her mother Elizabeth Low Coffin Colman

Accession Number

1985.190