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Handpainted Relief Tiles

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MORAVIAN POTTERY AND TILE WORKS

Table of Contents •

The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works

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Ordering

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About Our Tiles

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Figure Tiles

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Musician Tiles

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Ship Tiles

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City Tiles

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Flora and Fauna Tiles

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Ornament Tiles

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Floweret Tiles

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Prices

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Custom Tile Panels

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Shipping

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The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works, a National Historic Landmark, is maintained as a "working history" museum by Pennsylvania's County of Bucks, Department of Parks and Recreation. Handmade tiles are still produced in a manner similar to that developed by the pottery's founder and builder, Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930). Mercer was a major proponent of the Arts & Crafts Movement in America. He directed the work at the pottery from 1898 until his death in 1930. You may still purchase handmade reissues of tiles, mosaics, and relief panels made in the American Arts & Crafts tradition from us. Come visit and tour our historic museum. Check our catalogues to see the many tiles we have for gifts and installations such as kitchens, fireplaces, floors and walls. Tours are offered every half-hour and consist of a brief video and a walk through the facility. Visitors will see original installations, various displays, and selected aspects of current tile production. Admission fees and operating hours are subject to change. Please call to verify. Open Daily 10:00 AM -4:45 PM Closed selected holidays Last Tour at 4 pm The Tile Shop is open daily 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM (free entry)

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MORAVIAN POTTERY AND TILE WORKS

ORDERING Orders may be placed by contacting us at the address below. Most orders are shipped within 2 weeks. Mounted panels may take up to 6 weeks to complete. Moravian Pottery and Tile Works 130 E Swamp Road Doylestown, Pa 18901 Tel: 215.348.6098 Fax: 215.345.1361 Email: tileshop@co.bucks.pa.us Orders shipped within Pennsylvania are taxed 6%. Shipping costs may be calculated by referring to the charts on pages 34 & 35 .

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ABOUT OUR TILE AMERICAN MADE , from our local red clay in Bucks County , Pennsylvania, our tiles are pressed out of exact copies of the museum’s original archived molds and allowed to dry for a period of several weeks. Once dry, they are fired in a kiln to about 1848 ° F, allowed to cool and then hand painted with glaze colors and fired again to a higher temperature of about 1945° F. All tiles are about ½” to ¾” thick, unless otherwise noted. They are multicolored and are painted to be as historically accurate as possible. Colors may not be modified. Due to the use of natural unpurified materials and the handcrafted nature of the product each tile is unique.

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HAND PAINTED FIGURE TILES

Figure tiles illustrate agricultural, domestic or recreational activities carried out throughout the course of the year.. Each handpainted relief figure is cut out in silhouette of the design. They measure approximately 4” square and are about 3/4” thick.

BUTTERFLY GIRL

BELLOWS Page 6


Carrying twigs

Cutting Wood

Dipping Candles

Fisherman

Flailing

Hoeing Corn

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Husking Co rn

Hiv ing Bees

Hoop Boy

Huntsman

Open Lock

Picking Apples Page 8


Picking Flo wers

Planting Tree

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Picking Grapes

Priscilla

Skiing Page 9


Snow Shoes

Sower

Tinder Box

Umbrella Girl

Watering Flowers

Winnowing Wheat Page 10


MUSICIAN TILES Henry Mercer created these musicians in 1915 to embellish a fireplace which included large panels inspired by several Wagner operas. These hand painted musicians, based on medieval and renaissance sources, appear to spring from the center of a flower. Some musicians are depicted as angels. All twelve wear varied crowns and flowing robes . Each handpainted musician is a modeled relief cut out in silhouette of the design. They each measure approximately 6” tall by 4 1/2” wide and are about 3/4” thick.

Musician tile mounted on cement with tile borders

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Bagpipe

Cello

Clarinet

Flute Page 12


Harp

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Lute

Piccolo Page 13


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Triangle

Violin

Trumpet

Zither Page 14


SHIP TILES A number of different sea vessels were given tile form by Mercer to illustrate the history , mythology and romance of traversing the oceans. From the ghost ship of the Flying Dutchman to the infamous Bounty whose crew mutinied, these ships remind one of the incredible quest for new land, and the race for fame, glory and riches , in the early years of exploration. Each handpainted relief ship is cut out in silhouette of the design. They each measure approximately 4 ” tall by 4 ” wide and are about 3/4” thick.

In 1789 Captain Bligh set sail from Tahiti in the HMS

Bounty with a cargo of breadfruit bound for the Caribbean. Mutineers, led by Fletcher Christian ,set Captain Bligh and his supporters afloat in a launch. After returning to Tahiti, Fletcher and his crew fled to Pitcairn Island to avoid the British Royal Navy and burned the Bounty in what they named Bounty Bay. To Order Call: 215.348.6098

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Aves refers to the “pleasant Isle of Aves” in the poem “The Last Buccaneer” ,by Charles Kingsley, about English pirates who attacked Spanish shipping in the Caribbean during the late 1600’s.

The fabled Flying Dutch-

man, a Dutch Man-ofWar ghost ship is destined to ply the ocean waters around the Cape of Good Hope for eternity.

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La Perouse , a French explorer who set sail from Brest in 1785, led an expedition of scientific discovery around the world. The two ships in his expedition, the

Astrolabe and the Boussole, sank in Melanesia about 1789, and the wreck of the

Boussole was later discovered in 1826.

One of Columbus’ famous ships, the Santa Maria, was slower and wider than his other two more nimble ships. On Christmas Day , 1492, the Santa Maria ran aground on Hispaniola, on what is now called Haiti. It was disassembled and it timbers used to build the first Spanish settlement.

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The Wager set sail in 1740 from England to fight the Spanish off the coast of Chile. Due to a storm she was separated from her squadron and shipwrecked on a desert island south of Chile. The crew divided, some supporting the Captain while others chose to separate and attempted their way back to England via small boats they constructed from the wreck timbers. Having left England with just less than 300 men aboard the Wager, only 10 were to finally return .

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CITY TILES A number of different sites, both real and imagined, were also given tile form by Mercer . The tiles represent places such as Huitzilio Pochtli, called the ‘Temple of Sacrifice” by the Spanish conquistador Cortes, and the imagined Manoa, which the Spanish called El Dorado. Each handpainted relief ’City’ is cut out in silhouette of the design. Most cities are approximately 1” thick.

FONTHILL

Named for Henry Chapman Mercer’s Arts & Crafts castle home built of concrete and featuring his remarkable collection of tiles, prints and tools.

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ANTIGLIA A mythical island in the “Sea of Darkness”, or Western Ocean, sometimes marked upon the fanciful maps of ancient geographers. Origin of the name Antilles. 3¼ “ x 4”

AVALON The Isle of Apples, paradise of Celtic mythology. A fabled magical island beyond the sunset in the Atlantic Ocean, one of the visionary types of undiscovered America. Dwelling place of the Fairy Morgana, and where King Arthur’s sword was forged. 3¼” x 3½” Page 20


CUZCO The great capitol of the Inca Empire, Cuzco was granted to Pizarro by the queen of Spain to conquer and govern. 3¾” x 3½”

CIBOLA The grotesque animals and castles are emblematic of American buffaloes (bison) called Vacos de Ci-

bola, “Cows of Cibola”. First seen by the Expedition of Coronado in New Mexico while searching for the mythical “Seven Cities of Cibola”. 3¼”x5”

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HUITZILO POCHTLI From a map picture on the Cortez plan of Mexico of 1524, the Temple of Sacrifice dedicated to the Sun god Huitzilo Pochtli. 3¾”x4”

MANOA The fabled city of Manoa on the fictional Lake Parima, know as El Dorado to the Spanish, was vainly sought for by many, including Sir Walter Raleigh. 3¾”x4”

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MONTEZUMA The palace of Montezuma, ruler of the Aztec empire, in the great Mexican city of Tenochtitlan had fabulous zoo’s and gardens. Conquered by Cortez, and razed by the Spanish, it has recently (2008) been discovered and excavated.

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MORAVIAN POTTERY AND TILE WORKS

FLORA AND FAUNA Inspired by nature and the seasons, the following tiles of flora and fauna may be used in a variety of settings. From fireplaces to kitchen backsplashes , or simply hung on a wall, these tiles add a delightful splash of color and texture.

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BEE

ROBIN

3”x2½”

3”x3”

Butterfly 2¾”x2”

RABBIT

OWL

3”x3”

3”x3”

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FLOWERPOT 4”x4¼

CINQUEFOIL

FLAX FLOWER

3½” x3½”

3”x3½”

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CHERRIES 3”x3”

DRAGONFLY 4”x4”

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Thicker than our standard tiles these so-called “chunky brocades” are about 1¼” thick. They provide great contrast, color, and dimension in a kitchen backsplash.

Ladybug 3”x2½”

STRAWBERRIES

BEEHIVE

4”x4”

3¾”x3¼”

APPLE 2¾”x3¼”

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MISTLETOE AND HOLLY ORNAMENTS These notched and pierced ornaments have a small hole so that a string or hook can be threaded through to hang them. These relief ornaments are one-sided and are flat unglazed terracotta on the reverse as are all our tiles.

MISTLETOE

HOLLY

3¼”x3¼”

3¼”x3¼”

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FLOWERETS Although these floweret and grape tiles are quite small they pack a punch of warm color! Each tile is handpainted and measures about 1 ½” across. Typically used to represent the Four Seasons these delightful

WILD ROSE

tiles also make wonderful wedding favors.

BUTTERCUPS

GRAPES

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HOLLY

MISTLETOE

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LILY

VIOLETS

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MORAVIAN POTTERY AND TILE WORKS

pg

size

Apple

28

2¾ x 3¼ x 1¼

17.75

Bee

25

3 x 2½ x ½

17.75

Beehive

28

3 ¾ x 3¾ x 1¼

21.10

Butterfly

25

2¾ x 2 x ½

17.75

Cherries

27

3x3x½

17.75

Cinquefoil

26

3½ x3½ x 1

24.95

Cities

19

varied @ 4 x 4 x ¾

26.95

Dragonfly

27

4¼ x 3¾ x ¾

26.95

Duck

24

3½ x3¾ x 1

26.95

5

4x4x½

26.95

Flax Flower

26

3 x3½ x 1

20.30

Flowerets

30

1½ x 1½ x ½

5.75

Flowerpot

26

4 x4 ½ x 1¼

30.40

5x5x½

42.75

Figures

Indian Making Fire

4

cost/piece

Ladybug

28

3 x 2½ x 1¼

20.35

Musicians

10

4½ x 6 x 1

48.65

Ornaments

29

20.35

Owl

25

3¼ x 3¼ x ¼ 3x3x½

17.75

Pear

28

2¾ x 3½ x 1¼

18.30

Rabbit

25

3x3x½

17.75

Robin

25

3x3x½

17.75

Ships

15

4x4x¾

29.85

Strawberries

28

4 x 4 x 1¼

29.85

ALL SIZES ARE APPROXIMATE AND VARY FROM PIECE TO PIECE.

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CUSTOM PANELS

We can mount your handpainted tiles on a bed of cement , of simple geometric shape, in any arrangement you like. The cost of the finished panel will be $36 per square foot with a minimum charge of $18. Increments greater than a 1/2 square foot unit will be proportionately priced. Panels can be made to a maximum 20 inches across. Relief panels are set into a cement bed and require curing for 4 weeks—they usually are available for pickup or shipping 6 weeks after ordering. Mounted panels are approximately 2� thick, cement inclusive, and have a hook on the reverse for hanging.

Detail of reverse showing hanging wire with the Beehive and bees set in cement

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stamp of the pottery .

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SHIPPING We ship our tiles via UPS. Call or write us and we will be happy to calculate the shipping cost for you. If you would like to estimate it yourself you can find your shipping zone by looking up the first 3 digits of your zip code using the Zone Chart on the following page. Most tiles in this catalogue weigh about a pound when packaged, figure about 10 of our small floweret tiles to a pound. Below you can look up the weight of the tiles and the appropriate zone to estimate shipping and handling.

Please

contact us to confirm the shipping prices as they are subject to change. Contact us for shipping costs to Alaska and Hawaii. We do not ship outside of the United States.

1 tile = 1 lb 1 lb 2 3 4 Look up the 5 lbs total weight 6 of your tiles 7 and go 8 across to the 9 column that 10 lbs contains your ship- 11 ping zone to 12 calculate 13 shipping 14 cost. 15 lbs 16 17 18 19 20 lbs 21 22 23 24 25 lbs

2 $ 8.00 8.20 8.27 8.50 8.86 9.12 9.59 9.97 10.21 10.54 10.91 11.22 11.57 11.80 12.03 12.21 12.34 12.51 12.72 12.97 13.25 13.56 13.88 14.17 14.54

3 8.16 8.51 8.79 9.06 9.28 9.56 9.93 10.27 10.54 10.71 11.15 11.48 11.83 12.14 12.46 12.65 12.95 13.25 13.61 13.99 14.38 14.77 15.19 15.55 15.97

4 8.26 8.97 9.29 9.69 10.11 10.32 10.64 10.97 11.18 11.45 11.72 11.99 12.24 12.48 12.70 12.89 13.20 13.53 13.94 14.35 14.76 15.22 15.67 16.11 16.55

ZONES 5 6 8.49 8.77 9.10 9.50 9.50 9.93 10.00 10.40 10.41 10.84 10.69 11.08 11.07 11.48 11.35 11.88 11.62 12.15 11.96 12.63 12.27 13.08 12.54 13.59 12.87 14.15 13.15 14.77 13.44 15.40 13.68 15.88 14.10 16.54 14.65 17.18 15.17 17.80 15.73 18.46 16.30 19.12 16.83 19.80 17.38 20.48 17.88 21.16 18.40 21.86

7 8.84 9.63 10.13 10.63 11.14 11.47 11.87 12.38 12.91 13.67 14.45 15.20 16.00 16.71 17.45 18.06 18.84 19.53 20.25 21.00 21.74 22.52 23.28 24.01 24.79

8 8.92 9.88 10.62 11.21 11.80 12.16 12.63 13.32 14.00 14.80 15.65 16.55 17.48 18.35 19.22 19.98 20.86 21.74 22.63 23.54 24.43 25.38 26.33 27.25 28.21

45 20.93 23.10 24.95 26.97 29.26 31.84 33.96 36.19 38.55 40.82 43.06 44.85 46.65 48.50 50.20 52.47 54.70 57.03 59.22 61.34 62.95 64.87 66.80 68.92 71.08 Page 34


Zone Chart—look up the first 3 digits of your Zip Code to find your shipping zone. Dest. ZIP begins Zone with 004-005 2 006-007 45 009 45 010-034 3 035 4 036-039 3 040-049 4 050-058 3 059 4 060-061 2 062-063 3 064-089 2 100-119 2 120-123 3 124-127 2 128 3 129 4 130-136 3 137-139 2 140-147 3 148-149 2 150-165 3 166 2 167 3 168-214 2 215 3 216-223 2 224-241 3 242-243 4 244-245 3 246-248 4 249 3 250-253 4 254 2 To Order Call: 215.348.6098

Dest. ZIP Zone begins with

Dest. ZIP Zone begins with

255-259 260 261 262-268 270-278 279 280-298 299-307 308-309 310-329 330-332 333-339 341 342-375 376-379 380-394 395 396-399 400-418 420-424 425-438 439 440-443 444-445 446-462 463-464 465-474 475-478 479-497 498-509 510-516 520-560 561-576 577

580-585 586 587 588-593 594 595 596-599 600-639 640-645 646 647-649 650-659 660-692 693 700-719 720-726 727-732 733 734-767 768-769 770-778 779-788 789 790-797 798-799 800-830 831-865 870-872 873 874-878 879-880 881-884 885-961 970-986 988-994

4 3 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 4 5 6 5 4 5 4 3 4 3 4 5 4 5 4 5 6 5 6 7

6 7 6 7 8 7 8 5 6 5 6 5 6 7 6 5 6 7 6 7 6 7 6 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 7 8 8 8 Page 35


Bucks County Seal 21” Diameter $461 mounted in cement

MORAVIAN POTTERY AND TILE WORKS

Bucks County Department of Parks and Recreation Division of Historic Properties 130 E Swamp Road Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215.348.6098 Fax: 215.345.1361 E-mail: tileshop@co.bucks.pa.us http://buckscounty.org/government/departments/Tileworks/ COUNTY COMMISSIONERS: CHARLES H. MARTIN, CHAIRMAN - JAMES F. CAWLEY, ESQ - DIANE M. ELLIS-MARSEGLIA, LCSW

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Hand Painted Relief Tile  

Hand painted relief tiles made by one of the few remaining American Arts & Crafts sites in active production.