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American Olean

American Olean Tile Bird Series Grosbeaks

$ 165.00
This large Grosbeak tile by the American Olean Company in Landsdale PA. was made in the raised line process. This 8 1/2" square tile dates to the early 1950's and was marketed as part of set of complimenting tiles in a Bird Series. This large tile would have been used as a focal point in the bathtub surround or shower. The glazes would match field tile sold by the company. The last 2 pictures show a page from a period catalog. The back is unmarked and comes with a factory installed hanger. It doesn't need to be permanently installed, it can be hung like a painting. It remains in excellent condition.

The American Olean Company was formed when the American Encaustic and the Franklin Pottery and Tile Company merged after WWII. This tile was made at the former Franklin plant. Great to use in an bathroom tile installation or framed and used as durable art.

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