Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932

Vintage Malibu Potteries relief tile in the Mayan Revival style that is a  wonderful representation not only of the special affinity that master ceramist Rufus Keeler obviously felt for this classic design tradition, but of his creative yet respectful interpretation of its complex, ancient theme in the modern ceramic medium.   This design resembles a legendary Mayan deity with an expressive face surrounded by primitive symbols.   Matte burnt ochre glazing goes perfectly with the design.

6″ square x 3/4″ thick

Great condition; never set, has some surface/edge wear

Qty = 1 $650