Item/Description: Vintage N.C. Mead “Santa’s Reindeer” design artist-signed decorative wall tile/plaque.
This delightfully charming hand-carved, handcrafted round decorative wall tile by regional Southwestern Arizona artist N. C. Mead, which is ready for immediate wall-hanging display, depicts a dual-themed subject matter - that of one of “Santa’s Reindeer” AND “Nature’s Wildlife”. This magnificent buck/elk/deer animal, who is majestically prancing in profile, bears a striking resemblance to “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer’s” father, Blitzen.
***ACQUIRED FROM THE ESTATE OF REGIONAL SOUTHWESTERN ARIZONA ARTIST N.C. MEAD!
***In addition to this N.C. Mead “Santa’s Reindeer” Christmas-themed tile, we also have available for purchase another N.C. Mead tile depicting a Southwestern Native American/Western Americana-themed “Indian Chieftain” (there were originally a total of three of these decorative round tiles, with the third design consisting of a “Sunbonnet Baby”/“Sunbonnet Babies”/Holly Hobbie Pioneer/Prairie Girl, but that tile has already been sold). Should you wish to purchase both remaining tiles together, a 20% total purchase price discount will be applied if you contact us in advance of purchase so as to enable us to make the appropriate price adjustments to each listing - JUST FOR YOU!***
These decorative tiles comprise a mere fraction of the numerous original art works which we were fortunate enough to purchase from the “N.C. Mead Estate Sale.” Some of these other works of art by Mr. Mead are already listed and available for purchase, with the remainder of his original paintings and drawings eventually to follow.
If you like this artist, please feel free to inquire about these as yet unlisted additional works of art. It would be our pleasure to forward photos to you for your purchasing consideration!
***Highly cross-collectible, this unique wall tile runs the gamut of collectibility - from “Decorative Arts/Decorative Collectibles” connoisseurs, to “Holidays-themed Memorabilia” enthusiasts, to “Animals Collecting” aficionados!
Age/Period: Vintage - ca 1970s to mid-1990s
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings/Country of Origin: Artist-signed on the reverse side of tile “N Mead.”
Material(s)/Format: Hand-painted, earthenware tile
Size/Measurements: 5 ½” across
Quantity: One (1)
Condition Summary: Excellent vintage collectible condition, retaining vivid coloration and evincing no nicks, chips, cracks, breaks or repairs!
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