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Tile

Tile
Title
Tile
Date 
1904
Medium 
Glazed earthenware
Dimensions 
Overall: 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 x 1/2 in. ( 11.4 x 11.4 x 1.3 cm )
Description 
Glazed earthenware souvenier tile from the St. Louis Exposition of 1904 in original box; square buff-bodied, green-glazed tile molded in relief with profile head in chain mail superimposed on a red cross flanked by spears with inscription, "EXPOSITION ST. LOUIS 1904," on reverse stamped "THE HARTFORD FAIENCE CO. HARTFORD, CONN;" square cardboard box with inscription; "ST. LOUIS TILE/ MOST ARTISTIC SOUVENIER/ AT THE FAIR/ MADE BY/ THE HARTFORD FAIENCE CO./ HARTFORD, CONN."
Credit Line 
Gift of John V. Irwin
Object Number 
1949.17
Marks 
in relief: on tile; "EXPOSITION/ ST. LOUIS 1904" stamped: on reverse; "THE/ HARTFORD FAIENCE CO. / HARTFORD, CONN." printed: on box; "ST. LOUIS TILE/ MOST ARTISTIC SOUVENIR/ AT THE FAIR/ MADE BY/ THE HARTFORD FAIENCE CO./ HARTFORD, CONN."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group