Calco Griffins Rampant Tile

On July 30, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Calco, South Gate, CA  1923-1932

Here is a crisply carved and delicately incised relief tile in standout polychrome glazes in a combination of matte and vellum finishes paired with smooth and rougher textures.  There is a real treasure trove of examples of Calco’s singular ceramic artistry packed into this one tile!  The design of two griffins rampant is labeled as #C8 in a period catalog (see photo).  The elegant scroll tracery border and the raised, self-frame really elevate the visual impact of the iconic central motif.  We also have this image in green/brown.

6″ square x 3/4″ thick

Excellent condition

Qty = 1 polychrome

Qty = 2 green/brown

$900 = ploychrome

$650 = green/brown

 

 


 

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