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American Arts and Crafts Tile of a Turtle and Baby

$ 185.00
A charming one of a kind hand made tile depicts a tortoise with its baby coming out from an egg. The image is deeply carved, the brick red background and one side is stippled with a stiff brush. There are two manufactured holes for mounting. Measures 6 1/2" tall, 6" wide and 3/4" thick. Very good original condition. Some glaze has flaked off in the white portions of the shell.

I purchased a few of these animal related tiles years ago in Florida. Certainly part of a larger mural, where the stippled sides acted as a finished edge. I can imagine that these were part of the signage in one of those roadside tourist attractions which proliferated in the early part of the 20th Century, now long gone to history.

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