This beautiful oak-framed tile measures 9.5" square. The tile itself measures 6" square. It was made by the Flint Faience Company, in Flint, Michigan, which began operating around 1921 through the efforts of a Frenchman named Albert Champion and a Belgian ceramic artist named Carl Bergmans. The company, interestingly, was a subsidiary of the A.C. Spark Plug Company. Champion died in 1928 while in Paris. Eventually, the tile division closed around 1933, but as we all know, the Champion spark plug remains an American success story. The decoration depicts 'Pippi Longstocking', well-known from the Swedish fairy tale about a red-headed, freckle-faced girl with superhuman strength, a beautiful tile! It is glazed in fabulous, rich and vibrant colors against an orange ground, very colorful. This oak-framed tile is marked Flint Faience Tile Co., Flint, Mich, all in capital letters. It is in excellent condition, with a very good restoration to a surface chip on one corner, which lies under the edges of the frame, and just normal wear from handling over the years. This tile makes a very charming presentation!
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