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Vintage Tiles Pottery Birds Taylor Arts Crafts Santa Monica Malibu California


Item History and Pricing
Information:
Original Description:
Spectacular vintage tile mural of colorful birds, made by Taylor Tilery, which operated in Santa Monica from 1934-1938
This was originally a table top for a Monterey-style side table, of the kind also made by Catalina and other California tile and pottery makers in the 1920s and 30s.
Framed in thick, wide mahogany, part of the original t...able top

Great condition -- a very little vintage wear but much better condition than these are usually found in. No chips or cracks and the tiles are executed superbly with 13 different glaze colors perfectly fired. Very crisp.

Hang as is, re-frame to taste, or turn into a table top again if you wish.

DIMENSIONS:
* Each tile is about 6" square
* The total measurement of the assembled scene is 13.5" x 18.5" -- this includes the grout between and around the tiles without the wood frame
* The total with the frame measures 18" x 25.5"; the wood itself is 1" thick

Please ask any questions before bidding -- no returns
ThanksOn Jul-22-19 at 08:23:08 PDT, seller added the following information:"Vintage wear" on the tiles means little scratches and scuffing, etc. -- visible principally in the gloss black areas, especially along the edges of tiles. There is also some crazing, particularly in the white breast areas of the birds. There may be a pinhole tick to the glaze here or there.
These are old tiles and were used as a table top. They are gorgeous and truly in great shape, but they are not mint as if they came out of the kiln yesterday. Please don't expect them to look brand new.
The photos are high resolution and can be zoomed to provide a very close look. Please examine photos carefully -- they are part of the description. If you have questions or want more photos, please ask before bidding. Thanks.On Jul-29-19 at 07:57:02 PDT, seller added the following information:In case it wasn’t clear, there is no table base included in the auction. The auction is only for the tiles, framed in their original table top. Don’t hesitate to ask any questions — all welcome! This is a really beautiful set of tiles — and a jaw-dropping bargain here if you are familiar with what these things usually cost, especially in fine condition. Good luck!



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