Featured Batchelder Tile

Batchelder musician corbel

Object Name: Corbel (Lute Player)

Artist/Manufacturer: Ernest A. Batchelder/Batchelder Tile Company, Pasadena CA

Date Range: Design first appeared in 1912 catalog, #51-54

Medium: Clay and engobe

Dimensions: H: 6 in., W: 7 in., D: 4.5 in.

Collection: Ernest A. Batchelder Tile Collection

Object ID: 2015.008.010

Credit Line: Gift of Robert Winter


This corbel is part of a set of four that includes a Cymbal Player, Trumpeter, and Singer.

In 1911, architects Greene & Greene installed Batchelder’s musician corbels at the rear of the Culbertson house, located at 1188 Hillcrest Avenue.