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
Qty = 1 polychrome
Qty = 2 green/brown
$900 = polychrome $650 = green/brown