Racetrack Table by Taylor

Racetrack Table by TaylorAlmost every tile company in the 1930s - Taylor, Tudor, Hispano-Moresque, D. & M. - had their version of the Racetrack design. They differed slightly in the choices of colors and texture of the glazes. Caltiles.com has a great comparison of a few different versions of this shared design.

This particular set of tiles was done by Taylor as evidenced by the colors and very shiny glazes. The design appears on page 239 of the California Tile, The Golden Era 1910-1940 (vol. 2) and page 265 of the Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6. It's also shown in Santa Monica Tiles (Taylor Tilery) Catalog Number 2 as "25-A Cor."

This table has clearly seen a lot of use over the years. The glossy glazes have some surface scratches, and so does the wood of the table.

  • Dimensions: 12" x 12" (not including the wooden edge), four 5 3/4" x 5 3/4" tiles
  • Acquired: Oakland, California, February 2013

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