This is a crackled white porcelain cove base tile made by the Mosaic Tile Co. This cove base is a shoulder cove base. That means it projects a bit away from the wall tile (it has a "shoulder" at the top) and then it curves at the base to meet the flooring. Please contact us for up to date quantities of this tile. SOLD PER PIECE. Please check the other tabs for more information. To view the antique Mosaic product catalog CLICK HERE.
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.
6" wide x 6-1/8" tall x 1/2" thick x 3/4" thick at shoulder
This antique tile is in variable conditions based on the piece. Each piece may have different condition issues including scuffs, scratches, stains, and mortar attached to the back. If you are purchasing a quantity of this we recommend you request a photo of all pieces you are purchasing in advance of your purchase.
This is an antique item that is in stock in our Rochester, NY showroom. We can ship this out generally within 24 hours of processing your order. Rush shipping is available. Please call or email us for information on rush shipping costs and lead times to your location. International shipping is available for this item.
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