Eudora and 19th Century Decorative Arts



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Directory: Antiques: Decorative Art: Pre 1900: Item # 728845

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Eudora's 19th and 20th Century Decorative Arts
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70 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10003
212 - 982 - 0719

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F. Lewis Day, Olive Lustre Tiles, English Arts and Crafts Peacock Feather Tile by F. Lewis Day This moulded green lustre tile has an overall repeating stylized peacock feathers with wispy strands. It is an excellent example of English pre Art Nouveau art tiles. A photograph of a wall area using these tiles appears in one of Lewis F. Day’s books on Pattern. The combination of the lustre and the moulded tile give the pattern great depth and contrast, due to the pooled glazing in the crevices. The tile is in very good condition but there is a small loss on the upper edge which is visible on the photo. From the Austwick book, The Decorated Tile, P.132, the tile back is numbered 30, and the information indicates the tile was made by the Corn Bros. between 1898 and 1904 It has five raised "bars" and two raised "C"s, one facing the top, and the other facing the bottom. It also confirms that it was a wall tile and also, that it was dust pressed. The actual back of the tile is clean, with no chips. The combination of design and the monochromatic olive green luster changing in the various light makes the tile a particularly attractive tile.