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Object Timeline

1905

  • Work on this object began.

1909

  • Work on this object ended.

1983

  • We acquired this object.

2015

2019

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Tile (USA), 1905–1909

This is a Tile. It was manufactured by Grueby Faience Company, Revere, Massachusetts and Grueby Pottery. It is dated 1905–1909 and we acquired it in 1983. Its medium is glazed earthenware. It is a part of the Product Design and Decorative Arts department.

Grueby was an acclaimed art pottery firm at the beginning of the twentieth century, producing a wide variety of wares from vases and lamps to tiles. Grueby’s famous matte green glaze featured heavily in the firm’s art pottery line. This tile features a lotus, a flower typically read as a symbol of purity, beauty, or life.

This object was donated by Marcia Goodman and William Goodman. It is credited Gift of Marcia and William Goodman.

Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 15.4 × 15.4 × 2.4 cm (6 1/16 × 6 1/16 × 15/16 in.)

It has the following markings

Impressed on back: GRUEBY / BOSTON

Cite this object as

Tile (USA), 1905–1909; Manufactured by Grueby Faience Company, Revere, Massachusetts (United States); glazed earthenware; H x W x D: 15.4 × 15.4 × 2.4 cm (6 1/16 × 6 1/16 × 15/16 in.); Gift of Marcia and William Goodman; 1983-88-13

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