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Tile

Tile
Title
Tile
Date 
1700-1800
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm )
Description 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with blue and white painted decoration; buff-colored body; image of tree branch extending from base to top of tile.
Credit Line 
Gift of Reverend William Hall, 1870
Object Number 
INV.8796
Marks 
written: on reverse: "May 23, 1870/ presented by/ Rev. William/ Hall" painted: on reverse: "C5"
Gallery Label 
According to a note on the envelope within which the tile was found, it is from the Bunivet (possibly Boudinot) House in Elizabeth, NJ. The tile is part of a larger tile picture and the inscription "C5" on the reverse is a guide to assembling the picture.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group