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American Decorative Arts

Tile from Dunn House, Newport, Rhode Island


Tin-glazed earthenware

5 × 5 × 1 7/16 in. (12.7 × 12.7 × 3.6 cm)
Mabel Brady Garvan Collection
Made in The Netherlands
Probably Dutch
18th century
Architectural Elements

Elizabeth Dunn until at least by 1879. Taken from the Dunn house, Newport, R.I. by Mr. Mauran, Newport, R.I. sold to Mr. A.R Crittenden as agent for Dr. I.W. Lyon, in 1879. Irving W. Lyon (1840–1896), Hartford, Conn.; by descent to his son Irving P. Lyon (1870–1944), Buffalo, New York; sold to Francis P. Garvan (1875–1937), New York, 1929; given to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 1931


Pearls to Pyramids British Visual Culture and the Levant 1600-1830, exh. cat. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale Center for British Art, 2008), 15.

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