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American Encaustic

American Encaustic AETCO Tile Nursery Rhyme Ding Dong Bell

$ 245.00
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 children looking down a well with the nursery rhyme written top center. Measures 6" square. This tile is in pristine condition, so much so one can feel the painted black lines raised from the surface. For some reason these tiles always seem to have condition issues, but this one is pretty much as it come from the factory. Signed "Patent Grip Back A E Tile Co"

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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