Moorish Design Table by Tudor

Moorish Design Table by TudorTudor Potteries operated in Los Angeles between 1927 and 1939. They produced a wide range of decorative tiles in Spanish, Moorish, and Persian designs. Their catalog from June 1931 lists corner, center, and border tiles that could be combined to create an "endless variety of patterns." This table is representative of Tudor's bright and cheerful colors: orange, yellow, turquoise, blue.

This particular pattern appears in June 1931 Tudor catalog. Design IDB, which has a slightly different arrangement of colors, is shown in the catalog picture, and IDC is mentioned as having the red and blue glazes interchanged. The same tiles are shown as a set of four tiles and in a photo of a fountain installation on page 188 of the California Tile, The Golden Era 1910-1940 (vol. 2). They also appear on page 275 of the Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6.

  • Dimensions: 12 1/4" x 12 1/4" (not including the wooden edge), four 6" x 6" tiles
  • Acquired: San Francisco, California,  2013

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