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130 E Swamp Rd
Doylestown, PA 18901
Until further notice, the Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is open for visitation daily by appointment only by phoning 215-348-6090. Please go to the Main Moravian Pottery and Tile Works page for more information.

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works

"Birds, Beasts & Flowers" Tile

2021 First Release


Our new 2021 Special Edition First Reissue tile will be made available the day after Thanksgiving, 2020.  This beautiful glazed nominal 7" x 5" tile is hand-crafted, the tile is made from local Bucks County clay that we dig and mix ourselves.  Due to it's being made by hand every tile is different.

The so called Byzantine tiles (there is speculation that they may actually be Romanesque, which incorporates some Byzantine elements) were derived from a pilaster at the Cathedral of San Martino in Lucca, Italy. The pilaster can be found at the right side of the main entry (Porta Principale) of the cathedral.  The designs were originally believed to be derived from a candelabrum in the Lucca Cathedral, but there is no evidence that such a candelabrum exists

Mercer offered this tile in his 1901 catalogue as tile #37.

In lieu of a newly designed Special Edition tile, this year’s tile is a re-release of Henry Mercer’s reproduction of this design that he created in the early 1900’s. Until the end of 2021 the funds obtained from the sale of this specific tile will go towards the restoration of the Tile Works. This nominal 7”x5” tile will be available for purchase the day after Thanksgiving for $30.95 Members receive a 10% discount. These tiles will have a unique stamp designating them as a ‘First Reissue’ until the end of 2021.

This tile comes boxed with a card describing it.  Call us to order yours at 215.348.6090