Tile

Object Number: 
Z.759
Date: 
1700-1900
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 8 x 3/4 in. ( 20.6 x 20.3 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Talavera majolica tile with polychrome decoration; red-colored body with grayish-whiteglaze; image of cauldron on tripod over fire; lower right corner broken off.
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.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
Provenance: 
Francis Wilson Mark sale, Anderson Galleries, February 1927; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman; The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group