Ceramics and Porcelain
15 May, 2019
American encaustic tiling company aetco set
American Encaustic Tiling Company 1875-1935, Zanesville Ohio, these tiles may have been made in their California plant. Tiles are 1-1/2” X 6” X 1/2”. Four tiles comprise a “Knight with Helmet & Feather Plumes” design. Raised embossing. Six colors are used: Pink, Yellow/Gold, Blue, Brown, Light Green, Dark Green. There are 53 SETS of four tiles in the whole set. Whole set = 53 sets X 4 individual tiles. (Linear feet if the 53 sets were used as a border would be 53 feet.) The tiles were taken from their original installation in a San Francisco “Arts & Crafts” style home. The tiles are Arts & Crafts? or Art Nouveau? Have not found them pictured in any of the American Encaustic Tiling Co original catalogs posted online; would like to identify such a reference (year, pattern number, names etc). Overall condition of the tiles is “Very Good” as would be expected from tiles removed in a careful salvage. While many are near mint, others have imperfections (chips, crazing, small pitting) which could benefit from light repair/ restoration such as fill-in, overpaint touch-up etc. Tiles are marked AETCo. I am aware that such a large and complete set of AETCo matching tiles is extremely uncommon indeed.
Estimate: $5,000 - $10,000