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Floor tile

English
15th or 16th century


Dimensions

Framed: 14 x 14 x 4.1 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

2000.1305

Medium or Technique

Earthenware, encaustic decoration

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Tiles

Yellow and brown. Framed.

Inscription

On side is adhered a paper label: "C.R. Fenton & Co., Ltd/Beachy Road/Old Ford. E.3/4" (The number "4" is hand-written in red ink; rest of inscription is commercially printed.)

Provenance

By 1992, Vivian S. Hawes (b. 1923 - d. 1999), Wellesley, MA [1]; 2000, bequest of Vivian S. Hawes to the MFA. (Accession date: July 13, 2017)

Notes:
[1] Lent to the MFA on June 19, 1992.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection