Antonio Salvador Orodea Tile from the 1964-1965 World's Fair

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Antonio Salvador Orodea Tile from the 1964-1965 World's Fair

750.00

$750

Spain
circa 1965

Chamotte relief tile with glazed center by Spanish ceramist Antonio Salvador Orodea, made expressly for the Spanish Pavilion of the 1964-1965 World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, and used for tiled walls in at least one restaurant area. Features a pomegranate, part of the Spanish coat-of-arms and Spain's symbol for the World's Fair, along with a stylized "Espana" as rendered on Javier Carvajal's Pavilion and in the literature for the Fair. Orodea's unglazed and partially glazed work from this period, especially the architectonic vessels done for the Fair and for a Spanish trade show in 1966, reflect the best of Spanish modernist design of this period, most of which is largely unknown in the U.S. market, but ripe for exploration. From the collection of the local gentleman who fabricated displays for the Pavilion, and set up a trading company, Hintrade, to import Spanish design after the Fair. A photo of an import label is attached (the label is not included). Incised markings on back. More listings of Orodea's work to follow. There are three identical tiles available, priced separately.

Condition
Fine original condition with only very minor wear consistent with age and use.

Measurements
Height: 6.25 in.
Width/length: 6.25 in.
Depth: 1 in.

Specifications
Number of items: 3
Materials/techniques: Chamotte relief tile with glazed center

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