Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA 1926-1932
Terra cotta insert tiles were placed in installations between larger field tiles to create a pattern. Geometric shapes were recessed into the clay and glazed. Here is a fine example of a Malibu insert tile with glossy cobalt. What’s special about this tile is the glossy surface on the terra cotta. Usually only the colored glaze is glossy.
4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick
Great condition; never set