Tile

Tile
Title
Tile
Date 
1700-1900
Medium 
Earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 x 8 x 5/8 in. ( 20.3 x 20.3 x 1.6 cm )
Description 
Talavera majolica tile with polychrome decoration; buff-colored body with pinkish-white glaze; image of mortar and pestle on island of grass.
Credit Line 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Object Number 
Z.758
Gallery Label 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Provenance 
Francis Wilson Mark sale, Anderson Galleries, February 1927; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group