Arts & Crafts Tile by Moravian Tile Co
This tile was done by Henry Chapman Mercer and the Moravian Tile Works in Doylestown, PA. The design is called The Birds of Tintern Abbey. It measures 5 and one-half inches done on red clay. The back of the tile is not marked. It is two facing birds flanking a tree, all within a circle. It was exhibited at Pennsylvania Academy in 1902. Condition is good one chip on the right bottom edge near the corner. However, it is not very noticeable because of it bleeding into the clay color. Chipping is not uncommon for Moravian tiles. There is also a tight hairline coming down from the top about one inch but the tile is structurally sound. This is also not uncommon because of the softness of the clay used. This is a great collector piece.