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Square ceramic tile with floral motifs carved in relief across front. Surface is glazed. Light blue-green border around all edges. Central design of a thin green leaf, stretching from the bottom right corner to the top left corner, on a white background. Four dark yellow Dandelion flowers, with wavy brown stems, growing out from the bottom of the leaf. The two largest flowers point away from the leaf, and are in the top right and bottom left corners. The two smaller flowers point towards the leaf and are both in the top left corner, overtop of the leaf. Five horizontal ridges on back of tile.

Cultural Context

Wall tile.

Specific Techniques

Tile was manufactured by dust-pressing, a technique that uses clay milled to a fine powder with low moisture content, then pressed in a die at high pressure. The design was from relief in die, creating the raised edges and depressions. Glaze was then hand painted into the outlined areas. The dark lines that can be seen were created by glaze pooling in ravines.

Iconographic Meaning

Art Nouveau depiction of a dandelion, a Christian symbol of grief.

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