Vintage Arequipa Tile

On December 6, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1957

A pretty floral and leaf motif covers this tile from Northern California and made under the direction of Frederick Hurten Rhead.  Arequipa Pottery, named after a Peruvian city and meaning ‘place of peace’, was created to teach ceramics to patients at the sanitarium for young ladies.  This is a raised-line tile with 5 matte glazes and very rare.

6″ square x 5/8″ thick

Great condition; small edge chips and minor wear

Qty = 1

$2200

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