Tropico Gladding McBean
Tropico Gladding McBean Ship Tile Panel in a Mahogany Greene & Greene Style Frame
This set of antique tiles from the hey day of the California Arts and Crafts period is a stunner. Made by the Tropico Gladding McBean Company of Glendale and Hermosa Beach, California in the 1920's, this piece may have started it's life as a tabletop or wall panel. The glazing is rich and done in the dry line, or cueda seca, process. The artwork shows a ship with large billowing sails racing through the water. There is some Art Deco styling in the waves and clouds. The set of four six inch tiles are set into a newer mahogany frame with ebony pegs in the Greene and Greene style. Overall this measures 18" tall and 22" wide. Notice the great cloud lift details. The condition of these old tiles is very good, with no crazing or wear. There is one small chip to the upper right corner. It is a wonderful piece that would look great in any bungalow interior.