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Tile

Object Number: 
INV.8791
Date: 
1750-1850
Medium: 
Earthenware
Dimensions: 
Overall: 5 x 5 x 1/4 in. ( 12.7 x 12.7 x 0.6 cm )
Marks: 
written: on paper formerly on reverse of tile; "Tile from the Somerindike house (taken down in 1868) on Broadway between 75th and 76th Streets Where Louis Philippe is said to have taught school (Stone's Hist of NY p. 597). Presented by Daniel Parish Jr.
Description: 
Tin-glazed earthenware tile with purple and white painted decoration; buff-colored body; circular rondel containing image of man and woman with chicken in front of arched gate (probably a biblical scene); ox-head corner motifs.
Gallery Label: 
According to a piece of paper formerly glued to the reverse, the tile came from the Somerindike (or Somerindyck) House on the west side of Broadway between 75th and 76th Streets, NYC. Louis Philippe (King of France 1830-1848) is said to have lived and/or taught school in the house, which was demolished in 1868. The tile was given to NYHS September 22, 1890.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Daniel Parish, Jr., 1890
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group