Offering a marvelous, vintage faience - terra-cotta red clay art tile. This is a Mercer Tile from the Moravian Pottery and Tile works in Doylestown PA.
This tile measures 4 1/2" X 4 1/2" and is solid and heavy red clay. The side walls are about 5/8" in depth. The back is signed MOR and dated 1975.
The face of the tile features a rampant dragon or lion surrounded by smaller creatures. Each creature is raised in a bare clay relief while the background has been glazed in a teal green color.
Beautiful old tile. The are no chips, but there is a small crack in the back of the clay and I have pointed it out in one of the pictures.