Antique Yellow Mosaic Tile Co Porcelain Subway Tile-In Soap Dish (Mosaic Tile Co Straw)
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This is a yellow antique, recessed soap dish in a matte glaze made by the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville, Ohio, circa 1920. This soap dish does have ridges to help keep the bar soap dry. This soap dish is in good condition. This yellow ceramic accessory most closely matches Mosaic Tile Co's "Straw" color to our staff, but we cannot guarantee that is the exact color. Most bathroom retro-renovations would need at least one tiled-in soap dish inside the bathtub area. This specific one, would replace a subway tile.
The Mosaic Tile Company was incorporated in Zanesville, Ohio in 1894. They specialized in octagonal, hexagonal, and square floor tiles as well as artistic tile murals. They later specialized in vitreous and semi-vitreous floor tile. The company was open for 73 years and was dissolved in 1967. By the 1920's, the company had become one of the largest producers of ceramic tiles in the country. They ended up acquiring the Atlantic Tile Manufacturing Company of Matawan, NJ. The company had a distinctive glazing style that you can recognize by the satin or matte finish as well as more artisanal finish that isn't totally opaque like other tile companies. The term they used for that tile was "faience" and it refers to the plastics process that was used to apply the glaze to the ceramic tile. Mosaic Tile Co stopped producing the faience tile in the late 1950's, unable to compete with Japanese and other foreign companies.
The Mosaic Tile Company was incorporated in Zanesville, Ohio in 1894. They specialized in octagonal, hexagonal, and square floor tiles as well as artistic tile murals.