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"Tower and swan" tile


Henry Mercer ; Moravian Pottery & Tile Works


c. 1910

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
'Tower and swan' tile, Henry Mercer      ;    Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Glazed earthenware
Size: 7 x 5 1/2 x 1/2 in. (17.78 x 13.97 x 1.27 cm)
Creation Place: United States, Pennsylvania, Doylestown
Culture: United States, Pennsylvania
Style: 20th century
Inscriptions: "There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God", moulded, in Latin, on front
Physical Description: moulded decoration of tower and swan in center, surrounded by Latin Biblical inscription; blue, cream and rust glazes
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Christopher Monkhouse in honor of Myron and Anita Kunin
Accession Number: 2001.279.15
Artist: Henry Mercer
Role: Designer

Artist: Moravian Pottery & Tile Works
Role: Manufacturer
Added to Site: February 28, 2009