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Al Luckenbach
Painted Tiles from Tulip Hill, Anne Arundel County, Maryland

Ceramics in America 2006

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  • Figure 1
    Figure 1

    Tile fragment, Holland, ca. 1650. Tin-glazed earthenware. H. 3 1/2". (Courtesy, Anne Arundel County; photo, Al Luckenbach.) Pikeman tile recovered from Burle’s Town Land (18AN818).

  • Figure 2
    Figure 2

    Fireplace with hearth surround of delftware tiles at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, Newport, Rhode Island, ca. 1700. (Photo, Carl Lounsbury.)

  • Figure 3
    Figure 3

    Tulip Hill, southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland, built between 1756 and 1762. (Photo, Donna Ware.)

  • Figure 4
    Figure 4

    Fireplace at Tulip Hill, with hearth surround of tiles and mid-eighteenth-century wooden overmantel and moldings. (Photo, Al Luckenbach.)

  • Figure 5
    Figure 5

    One of the ca. 1740 delftware tiles bordering the hearth illustrated in fig. 4. (Photo, John Kille.) This tile depicts Tobias Catches the Fish, a biblical scene.

  • Figure 6
    Figure 6

    One of the ca. 1740 delftware tiles bordering the hearth illustrated in fig. 4. (Photo, John Kille.) The tile pictures the Tower of Babel.

  • Figure 7
    Figure 7

    Detail of ca. 1740 delftware tiles bordering the lower left portion of the hearth illustrated in fig. 4. (Photo, John Kille.) The tiles depict (top to bottom) Christ and Fishermen; Lazarus in Heaven; and David Beheads Goliath (upside down).

  • Figure 8
    Figure 8

    Detail of ca. 1740 delftware tiles bordering the lower right portion of the hearth illustrated in fig. 4. (Photo, John Kille.) The tiles depict (top to bottom) Joseph and Potiphar’s Wife; Christ at the Column; and Moses Receiving the Laws (upside down). (Photo, John Kille.)