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Mosaic Tile Company

Early Mosaic Tile Company Heraldic Rampant Lion on Shield

$ 95.00
An early Arts and Crafts era tile by the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville Ohio. It shows heraldic image of a rampant lion on a shield. It is covered in a glossy beautiful azure blue glaze that deepens in color in the recesses. The red faience clay peeks through on the edges of the design. The back is covered by felt, which covers an early round Mosaic Tile Company mark. Measures 6" square and 1/2" thick. Only a couple of light scratches on the shiny surface and a shallow chip on the bottom left edge at the corner.

The lion is a common charge in heraldry. It traditionally symbolizes courage, nobility, royalty, strength, stateliness and valor, because historically it has been regarded as the "king of beasts".

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