Terra cotta tile with matte green glaze, square-shaped over-glaze painted ducks. Ducks are designed in diagonal formation from top left corner to center. Each fowl has a white body with gray outstretched wings, green and white heads.Condition: Good; some of paper label missing and two words missing or partially missing. Edges of the tile appear slightly irregular; however these irregular surfaces are not chips but rather coarse particles of grog.


  • Title: Tile
  • Date Created: ca. 1910
  • Location Created: Trenton, New Jersey, USA
  • Type: Ceramic
  • Rights: H. Randolph Lever Fund
  • External Link: http://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/116563/Tile
  • Medium: Glazed terra-cotta
  • Signed: no signature
  • Markings: The paper label adhered to tile back reads: (with each entry within four flags) "FAIENCE /M /M /CO" and "MUELLER MOSAIC CO. /TRENTON, N.J." and "SAMPLE OF /HAND-MADE /FAIENCE TILE /Des. No. 4x4 Col. 170/ . An excellent Material For Exterior /or Interior Mural Decoration /Made in standard --------d color /this tile is frost (missing)". In pencil (script) is "Galassi" (top) and indistinct script (bottom).
  • Maker: Mueller Mosaic Company
  • Inscribed: no inscriptions
  • Dimensions: 4 x 4 x 5/8 in. (10.2 x 10.2 x 1.6 cm)
  • Collection: Decorative Arts
  • Accession number: 1989.23.3

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