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Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

Antique Arts & Crafts Tiles by the Moravian Pottery Borders Accents

$ 150.00
A group of tiles with a raised diamond design by Henry Chapman Mercer's Moravian Pottery and Tile Works of Doylestown Pennsylvania. There are ten long blue tiles measuring 1 1/2" x 5 3/4" x 1/2", five double tiles measuring 2 1/2" x 2 1/4" x 1/2", and ten half tiles measuring 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" x 1/2". Excellent unused condition. Unsigned.

Born on June 24, 1856, Henry Chapman Mercer lived in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, for his entire life. He spent the first part of his life as an archaeologist, researching prehistoric life in the Delaware Valley. Mercer discovered an interest in a different type of archaeology, collecting and researching pre-Industrial Revolution artifacts, leading to his interest in tiles and ceramics. Mercer’s innovative tiles and production techniques had a lasting effect on the tile industry. His tiles can still be seen in his home at Fonthill and in the Capitol Building in Harrisburg. Mercer died on March 9, 1930, at his home.




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