HERES AN OUTSTANDING 8 X 4 OUT-OF-PRODUCTION MODERN ARTS & CRAFTS REVIVAL CLOISONNE-STYLE ART POTTERY TILE MADE BY MOTAWI TILEWORKS OF ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN THAT DISPLAYS BEAUTIFULLY STYLIZED CLUSTERS OF DARK PURPLE GRAPES HANGING FROM THEIR DARK BROWN VINES SURROUNDED BY THEIR DRK GREEN LEAVES ALL OF WHICH IS SET AGAINST A MATTE YELLOW BACKGROUND! Please Note: This Motawi cloisonné-style art pottery tile has an inset area on the backside to function as a hanging device so that the tile can mounted on the wall. As you can see from the photographs shown above, Motawi Tileworks employed the use of raised clay lines to delineate the overall design. Referred to as a cloisonné style of tile production, the raised clay lines allowed the individual areas to more easily retain their glazes and to become more distinct and sculptural in their visual impact.
Again, the matte glaze colors in this tile are dark green, yellow, dark purple, and dark brown. Again, the tile measures approximately eight inches (8) in height by four inches (4) in width.
The tiles thickness is about three quarters of an inch (3/4). Signed on the backside with a large impressed mark that reads: MOTAWI TILEWORKS ANN ARBOR, MI In addition, there is a hand-written name that looks like Stacy? Condition: Excellent and clean condition absolutely beautiful! LASTLY, SHOULD THE WORD "EAMES" BE USED IN THE SEARCH TITLE, IT IS THERE FOR THE PURPOSE OF REFERENCING THE MID-CENTURY TIME PERIOD OF THE 1940S THROUGH THE 1970S. 14 THIS ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY DESIGN REFERENCES -- ESTABLISHED BY A FORMER ART MUSEUM CURATOR TURNED BOOKSELLER SPECIALIZING in OUT-OF-PRINT and PERIOD MATERIALS on the PROGRESSIVE IDEAS of MODERNISM and POST-MODERNISM in DECORATIVE ARTS and ARCHITECTURE, INDUSTRIAL and STUDIO ARTS of the 19TH & 20TH CENTURIES.15 PLEASE -- NO REQUESTS FOR PHOTOCOPIES OF THIS ITEM. I DO NOT MAKE PHOTOCOPIES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. 16 AGAIN, COMMUNICATION IS KEY! 17 LASTLY -- WHEN OBSTACLES AND PROBLEMS LOOM LARGE AND YOU SEEM TO BE AT A STAND STILL, REMEMBER THAT EVEN A FALTERING STEP FORWARD IS BETTER THAN NO STEP AT ALL. The item "8 X 4 SIGNED MOTAWI TILEWORKS ARTS CRAFTS REVIVAL POTTERY TILE GRAPES MINT!
OP" is in sale since Friday, May 22, 2020. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery". The seller is "singeldad" and is located in Scottsdale, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.