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Mark Bassett (aka 'potterybooks')
Author of Understanding Roseville Pottery
P.O. Box 771233, Lakewood, OH 44107
216-221-6025


$75.00

AETCO 1914 Jasper Wedgwood Type American Art Tile Cameo
This interesting piece could easily be made into a pendant for a necklace and was perhaps meant for that purpose, instead of a more traditional tile. I do not know the history of the piece, although Radford is better known for jasperware (a bisque-like medium) than is AETCO (the American Encaustic Tiling Company, Zanesville, OH).

Appears to depict the head of Medusa, a mythological female horror story with snakes for hair. I'm not sure where the wings are to be attached. Was she a winged monster? Or is there a swan in front? You will be the judge. Fascinating conversation piece in Victorian, a bizarre almost Art Nouveau portrait cameo if you ask me.

Colors are Wedgwood blue and white. Measurements: 3" x 2 1/8 " x 1/2 ". Hand-incised (?) marks on back read AETCO 1914.

No nicks, chips, hairlines, or repairs. Stand is not included in this sale. Please email me to purchase.


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