Tile

Date

1890

GUSN

GUSN-29244

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

Descriptive Terms

tile
earthenware
ceramic tile
earthenware
ceramic tile
glaze
Commemorative
Historic House
Tile

Inscription

""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)

People and Organizations

Mintons

Maker

Mintons (Maker)

Dimensions

6 x 6 x 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Estate of Mrs. Jane N. Grew

Accession Number

1920.760

Places

Boston (Suffolk county, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts (United States)

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