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American Encaustic AETCO Tile Nursery Rhyme Two Legs Sat Upon Three Legs

$ 200.00
A hand painted at the factory nursery rhyme tile made by the American Encaustic Tile Company, AETCO, of Zanesville Ohio. It shows a story book styled man holding a three legged stool chasing after a dog that stole his meal, with the rhyme in the upper right corner. Measures 6" square. This tile is in very good surface condition, with nearly no wear. For some reason these tiles always seem to have surface condition issues, but this one has much less than most. The back edge was nibbled to fit into its original installation, which doesn't affect the front edge. Small chip on right edge. Signed "AETCO"

Similar tiles from this series were used in the children's nursery bath in the mansion built by Marjorie Merriweather Post called Mar a Lago in 1924. A set of these tiles encircled the area just above the tub, enabling the child to be taught their nursery rhymes while being bathed.

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