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California Art Tile

California Art Tile Pomegranate Tree

$ 125.00
A beautifully molded tile of a a pomegranate tree by the California Art Tile Company, Cal Art, Richmond, CA  1922-1956. This tile is suitable as a focal point in a fireplace or kitchen backsplash or framed. It has deep teal shadows in the recesses of this pumpkin/beige glazed and crisp molded design. Measures 5 3/4" square and 3/4" thick. Unsigned by pictured in their catalog, as shown in the last photo. Never installed, it is in excellent condition.

In Egypt the Pomegranate symbolizes prosperity. In Judaism it symbolizes fruitfulness and is eaten at Rosh Hashana. Pomegranates are a motif often found in Christian religious decoration. They are often woven into the fabric of vestments and liturgical hangings or wrought in metalwork. Pomegranates figure in many religious paintings by the likes of Sandro Botticelli and Leonardo da Vinci, often in the hands of the Virgin Mary or the infant Jesus. The fruit, broken or bursting open, is a symbol of the fullness of Jesus' suffering and resurrection.

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