I saw this in the thrift store last Friday priced at $15. But I knew that if I waited till Monday, I could get it for 25% off, IF it was still that. I was at the store Monday morning when they opened and luckily, it was still there. So I got it for $11.25. This is a ceramic tile from the factory of Harris G Strong. The tile is about 6″ X 6″ and came matted and framed. It’s not visibly signed, but there is a sticker on the back for his factory “STRONG – Harris G. Strong Incorporated. Bar Harbor Rd., Ellsworth, Maine 04605.” On the back is written “HS 134.” This is the third Harris G. Strong piece i have bought. the second tile. Not sure if this tile was actually created by Strong himself. It’s not one of the early pieces.
I found this today at a local thrift store. I bought it for $9. I was kind of surprised as this thrift store has been raising the prices on art work since I started shopping there! Anyway, this is an enamel tile from the studio of Harris G. Strong. There is the sticker on the back for Harris G Strong Inc in Ellsworth Maine. It came very nicely matted and framed. I do not know for sure that this tile was done by Harris Strong himself. I already own a painting that came from Harris G Strong Inc, so I was familiar with his studio. He had a bunch of artists working there doing a variety of art. But Harris Strong did tiles. There is the word/name Strong in the lower right corner of the tile. There is no other signature that I see. There is a marking on the cardboard back, U4 or CL4. Not sure if that means anything. The tile measures anout 4″ x 5″. Not sure if that is gold. It’s pretty cool.