Tudor tile top table depicting a Mexican Desert Camp Scene.
The Tudor Tile Company was founded in 1927 and produced its wares under that name until 1939 when it was sold and renamed California Art Products. Particularly noted for its Spanish designs, by 1931, its products were differentiated into seven lines: Decorative Type A, Decorative Type B, Trim Tile, ROC Cap, Faience Bulkhead Tile, Tudor Art Tile, and Hearth Tile, each suited to different applications. In 1934 it launched its Hollywood Ware and California Ware lines. The close resemblance of some of its products to the Claycraft company’s designs has been noted, and is not surprising, given that one of the founders and owners, Charles Skee, had been employed as a mold-maker at their works.