This is a dark yellow/brown antique terra cotta tiled-in cup holder made by the Mosaic Tile Company of Zanesville, Ohio. This cup holder is in excellent condition. This dark yellow/brown terra cotta accessory most closely matches Mosaic Tile Co's "Sienna Brown" color to our staff, but we cannot guarantee that is the exact color. Most bathroom retro-renovations would need one tiled-in cup holder to one side of their bathroom sink. The other side would have had a soap dish or a toothbrush holder. We are selling a matching soap dish in a separate listing. Please check the Antique Soap Dish Category to purchase this item. 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.
4-1/4" wide x 4-1/4" tall x 4-1/4" projection
2-1/2" cup diameter
This soap dish is in good condition, little to no wear.
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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