Calco Tile Fireplace
Astounding, colorful grouping of Calco Fireplace tiles. Includes 41 3 x 3.75 tiles, 16 1.75 x 1.75 tiles, 1 center decorative tile, 7 3/8 x 15.75; 2 peacock side tiles, 3.75 x 11.75; and 2 corner tiles, 3.5 x 7.5 x 2.5. All adding up to a marvelous Spanish Revival Grouping! Perfect for your remodel or your new model.
CALCO (California Clay Products), So. Gate, CA 1923-1932
California Clay Products, or CALCO, was one of the most marvelous tile makers in the country. Many styles were produced, including deeply molded rectangular tiles of cranes, peacocks, trees or missions that were either glazed in one color or several. Another style was high-lined tile of medallions or Moresque style decoration glazed in multi-colors. There were fireplace surrounds, wainscoting, step risers, wall inserts and framed tile wall hangings.
This was the creation of Rufus Keeler, who worked for Carnegie Brick & Pottery, Gladding McBean, California China Products before forming his own company in Vernon, Southern California Clay Products. Then in 1923, he incorporated with CALCO as a trademark and built a new factory in the LA suburb of South Gate. (Adapted from wellstile.com)