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Tile (USA), late 19th century

This is a Tile. It was manufactured by J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works and patented by J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works. It is dated late 19th century and we acquired it in 1981. Its medium is glazed stoneware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

This object was donated by Mrs. Florence Barnes. It is credited Gift of Florence Barnes.

Its dimensions are

7.6 x 15 x 1.0 cm (3 x 5 7/8 x 3/8 in. )

It has the following markings

On reverse impression framed in double line: "J & G Low Patent Tile Art Works, Chelsea, Mass. USA, Copyright 1881 by J & JG Low".

Cite this object as

Tile (USA), late 19th century; Manufactured by J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works ; glazed stoneware; 7.6 x 15 x 1.0 cm (3 x 5 7/8 x 3/8 in. ); Gift of Florence Barnes; 1981-56-15

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