American Encaustic Framed Antique Scenic Tile with Bull

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH 1875-1935
The expressive bull depicted on this charming tile appears to be sniffing a cactus flower.
 The unpretentious design style coupled with the simple, glossy color palette suggests influences such as early Italian frescoes or Mexican Talavera tile.
 This vintage 6x6 tile is set in a nicely-detailed, contemporary wood frame.
 Great condition, signed. Overall measurements 11 3/4" square x 3/4" thick.
Update 4/26/11: selling tile without the frame; price adjusted