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S & S Solon and Schemmel Tile Company

S & S Solon Schemmel San Jose Floral Tile California Art Deco Pottery Spanish Revival

$ 150.00
Pretty multicolored dry line design tile by S & S measures 6" square and 5/8" thick. Excellent original unused condition. Beautiful floral design. Clear mark on the back.

Albert Solon (1887-1949) immigrated from England to the U.S. in 1912. He studied at San Jose Normal School (later San Jose State University). He was employed as the pottery director at Arequipa Sanatorium in Fairfax, a ceramic therapy program for tuberculosis patients, before moving to San Jose and teaching ceramics at the San Jose Normal School.

In 1920, he joined with Schemmel to found S&S tiles Solon designed the tiles and Schemmel headed the business. Schemmel retired in 1936 and Solon joined up with Paul Larkin. They changed the company name to Solon & Larkin

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