Vintage S & S Keystone Tile

On October 5, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel, San Jose, CA  1921-1936

Albert Solon came from a family with a long history in ceramics. His eldest brother Leon Solon (1872-1957) worked as artistic director and designer at the American Encaustic Tiling Company in New York from 1912 to 1925, where Paul Solon (1883-?) also worked. Camille A. Solon (1877-1960) worked with architect Julia Morgan doing painting work and tile work in the private libraries, glass mosaic waffs and indoor pools of the William Randolph Hearst’s mansions and estates at San Simeon. Gilbert Solon (1879-1929) designed at Minton’s and worked at the Royal Worcester Porcelain Co., Ltd., in Worcester, England.

This elegant tile was originally made to be a keystone or center tile in an installation.   Great Art Deco styling and six glossy glazes.  The blue glaze covers all sides.

6  1/2″ x 4 1/4″ x 1  1/4″ thick

Excellent condition; never set

Qty = 1

$950

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