Old Hillside Bird Bath With Tile. This is an original old Hillside. It is very rare for any Hillside to surface now a days let alone in this particular shape and style.The most desirable of the Hillside are the pots that feature the tile mosaic design. It is most rare for an original birdbath to surface especially featuring the amazing tile design Hillside pottery is amongst some of the rarest out there today. They originated in the 1920s and 30s as small operations located on the side of the road. They were crafting high-quality decorative garden ware molded in cement to complement the old Craftsman and Spanish colonial styles of the era. This type of pottery is so rare that much of the history is still unknown about the company and products themselves or even the people who worked there. Hillside operated from a yard located on an isolated stretch of highway 11720 Ventura Blvd. In North Hollywood area in the San Fernando Valley.
They made vessels ranging from large oil jars to small Jardinieres that were all hand formed using mixtures of cement decorative bands were then designed and made from tiny mosaic tiles and or broken tile shards. The tile was then inlaid flush with the vessel surface. Many of the styles were influences of Spanish or Italian origin. In recent times hillside has been used as a descriptive term referring to cement or concrete where that was also crafted elsewhere in the state.
Products have been including garden wall plaques, lamp bases, benches, urns , and planters of all sizes and shapes Little to no documentation has been uncovered on these roadside businesses though it is believed that there were possibly only five in number making these old concrete vessels even more valuable and an even rarer find. Considering its age this birdbath is in good condition. There are a few hairline cracks in the dish and some damage to the edge rim along with a few small nicks on the edge of the tiles as well as a small crack at the bottom of the base that does not seem to jeopardize the integrity of the base. It is still very solid Tried to include all the details in the photos. The birdbath as are amongst the hardest to find due to the everyday usage in the yard being weathered and eventually broken throughout the years.
All items Salvaged by Erics Architectural Salvage of La and are located at 1540 w 6th st Los Angeles Ca 90017. The item "Old Hillside Bird Bath With Tile" is in sale since Friday, April 9, 2021. This item is in the category "Antiques\Architectural & Garden\Garden". The seller is "ericstiques2kmz" and is located in Los Angeles, California.
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