Art Deco Tile of Daffodils By Franklin American Olean in Frame
A large tile by the Franklin American Olean Tile Company in Landsdale PA. Made in the raised line process this 8 1/2" square tile dates to the early 1940's. It was marketed in their 1940's catalog as part of set of complimenting tiles in a flower series. This large tile would have been used as a focal point in the bathtub surround, shower or kitchen. The glazes would match field tile sold by the company and these accent tiles came in several color combinations. This tile described as "Jonquils" has a most pleasing version of two tone flowers with mint green leaves arranged in a low shallow pink bowl sitting against a deep blue background. It is trimmed in a pink and blue border. This has been professionally framed long ago in gold with a matching blue trim. The tile was face mounted in the frame to show the complete tile. Overall it measures 9 3/4" square and 3/4" deep. This is a first rate example in the most pleasing color combinations I have come across and all ready to hang on your wall.