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Tile

Object Number: 
1945.519c
Date: 
1750-1800
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 5 1/8 x 1/4 in. ( 12.4 x 13 x 0.6 cm )
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with buff-colored body and blue and white painted decoration; coastal scene with boat near shore in the middle ground and house in the background depicted in circular frame, with decorative detailing at each corner of tile.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this tile came from a house on the northwest corner of Jackson and Main Streets, in Fishkill, New York, where Johannes Swart kept a store (and later a tavern) from 1753.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bayard Verplanck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group