Dec-Art tiles don’t show up that often, and they delight by their originality and yes, novelty, if that’s not a silly thing to say about a vintage piece. Dec-Art or Decorative Arts was founded in 1927 and the Dec also stands in our minds for decals, which is how the designs were rendered on the tiles, another way in which the firm distinguished itself from its colleagues. I would never say competitors: this was a true golden age of California pottery, and every company inspired the others to do their best artistically. The results of this creative explosion continue to amaze us today.
Painted wrought iron base, the whole 16 1/2″ square x 18″ tall.