J. & J. G. Low
J & J G Low Art Tile Portrait of a Man in Skullcap
A tile by the J & J G Low Art Tile Works of Chelsea MA depicting a portrait of a man in profile wearing a skullcap rendered in high relief. It measures 6" square and 3/8" thick. The back has the impressed marked for the factory and the copyright date of 1881. The condition is the best I have seen on this popular design. It is as if it came right from the factory, which in a way it did. This tile entered the collection of the Litchfield Historical Society of Litchfield Connecticut on March 10, 1917 and was kept in storage until it's deaccesstion several years ago. The back bears the museum's accession date and specimen number. This tile is literally a museum piece.