|Our fireplace is from the
Markoff Mosiac Tile Corporation out of Inglewood, California. The
information came to us via the Tile Heritage Foundation at www.tileheritage.org.
Upon looking at a photo of the fireplace, they knew the maker
instantly. The firm advertised handmade tiles through their
hand-drawn catalog. "The Tile is finished in a Mottled High
Lighted effect." Our design is #37 coupled with hearth
#205. Markoff was in existence from 1926 to 1945 on East Redondo
Boulevard. Sample Markoff tiles are shown in Norman Karlson's
book, American Art Tile.
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