Cement Floor Tiles

On July 28, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, circa 1920-1940 We have quantities of these salvaged vintage cement tiles in 3 patterns.    Great for floors as they are heavy duty.   We will sell in any number.  Can be mixed or matched to create an interesting patio, entry way, garden path etc. 8″ x 8″ x 1″ thick Very […]

Vintage Ship Tile-Framed

On May 31, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, circa 1920’s This very three-dimensional vintage tile depicts a sailing ship on the ocean.  Matte glazing in shades of blue appears to be thick and textured in some areas.   The work is reminiscent of Russell Crook.   The 6 1/2″ tile has rounded edges.   Wood frame is newer with nice […]

Victorian Border Tiles

On May 30, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

AET, Beaver Falls, Cambridge, Old Bridge, Trent These are just some of the old tile companies who made these antique border tiles.  Each one has a beauty of its own.  Unfortunately we do not have quantities of the patterns other than what is shown here.  Some of our customers get creative and combine several patterns […]

Moravian Vintage Sconce/Candle Holder

On May 4, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present Vintage ceramic candle holder or sconce features birds set within a banded ring.  The raised design is covered with glossy glazes.   Factory drilled for hanging and the candle opening is 3/4″ wide.   This piece is from the early 1900’s. 11″ tall x 4  1/4″ wide […]

Vent Tiles by Mosaic Tile Co.

On December 13, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH   1894-1972 Decorative vintage vent tiles; also know as grilles or grates, were made for practical purposes, mainly to accommodate heat exchange.    They were used in fireplaces and other architectural installations.   Some were used to artfully mask floor drains.    The blue glaze is glossy and the green has a […]

Matte Green Grueby Field Tile

On October 21, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Arts & Crafts matte green field tile can be used for a number of projects.   Can be mixed with other colors and sizes. 2″ x 2″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 96 pcs $20 each  

Market Day Panel by Harding Black

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Wonderful vintage tile panel is Harding Black’s depiction of a Mexican market.   Men and women are selling their wares in this colorful scene.  Each tile is approximately 6″ x 6.”   Can be framed or set as a focal point of an installation.  One tile was professionally recreated […]

Harding Black Piñata Panel

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   1940-1990 Harding Black was a master American ceramics artist, who was active from the 1930s to the 1990s. Early in his career, he worked for the WPA and also taught ceramics classes to children at San Antonio’s Witte Museum.   His main focus was pottery, but during the 1940’s […]

Trivet by Harding Black of San Antonio

On September 21, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Vintage trivet has a multi-colored floral pattern recessed into the red clay.  Harding Black was a significant contributor to the development of 20th century American ceramics. 5  1/4″ wide x 1″ tall Very good condition; very small edge chip; signed. Qty = 1 $395    

Flint Faience Tile-Smiling Man

On September 14, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Vintage tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   This successful tile maker produced highly diversified tiles.   The face of a man is depicted; he is wearing a headband and a big smile! 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great […]

UND Round Floral Tile

On September 9, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND  1910-1967 Vintage tea tile is artist signed and comes from UND’s School of Mines.  Students were taught ceramics and many initialed their pieces.   This lovely round tea tile has a floral motif and glossy glazes. 4  7/8″ wide x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed. Qty = 1 […]

Whimsical Sign with Broken Tiles

On July 8, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

One of our talented customers created this sign from batches of our broken/chipped tiles, both new and old.  

Vintage and New Tile Bathroom Install

On July 8, 2017, in American Tiles, Customer Photos, by nancy

Creative bathroom installation uses both new and old tile.  Click on photo below for a larger view.  

Contemporary Tile Installations

On July 8, 2017, in American Tiles, California Tiles, Customer Photos, by nancy

These fireplaces were made using our contemporary field tiles, combined with scenic tiles, both vintage and new.  

Ephraim Bat Tiles

On July 6, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Ephraim Pottery, Lake Mills, WI     1996 – present Ephraim Pottery is the modern version of the traditional artisan guild with roots in the American Arts & Crafts revival movement.   Here for sale is one of their well-known bat tiles.  Excellent workmanship with raised lines creating the 3-dimensional bats.  Matte glazing. 5″ sq […]

Tile Installations

Sharing some photos sent to us from customers after their installations.    

Rossman Decorated Tiles

On May 30, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Rossman, New York, NY  1908-1930 Hard to find vintage Rossman tiles have raised lines creating the patterns and separating the glazes.  Vivid matte glaze colors.  We also have 2 unglazed (bisque) tiles.   If interested, contact us for photos and info. 4 1/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set. Qty = 1 of […]

Antique Grueby 3″ Tiles

On May 27, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Use these awesome tiles to enhance any installation.   Mix and match with other Grueby tiles.  Matte glaze colors with raised floral-like motif. 3″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 40 pcs $80 each  

Scenic Harding Black Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 This vintage tile depicts a Mexican pottery maker attending to her/his wares.   Brightly colored glazes have a satiny finish.  Harding Black’s work has been exhibited nationwide and he published articles on his vast library of glazes in Ceramics Monthly from 1953-1964.   Stamp on back is hard to […]

Harding Black Decorated Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Mr. Black’s tiles depicted daily life among Mexican people.   Most of his tile work was done in the 1940’s before his focus turned to producing amazing glazes on pottery.   The images were glazed within incised lines and his tiles were usually self framed.   There is a […]

Grueby Antique Flower Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby Pottery, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 This chunky antique tile features a pretty floral motif, slightly raised from the surface of the tile.  Matte brown glaze goes well with our Grueby field tiles (listed separately).   See incised catalog number:  4119. 4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 1 $250  

Victorian Antique Border Tiles by Low

On May 5, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works, Chelsea, MA  1877-1902 Just have a few of these old beautiful border tiles from Low.   Each has a raised pattern or design with glossy glaze colors.  Most of these are all photographed in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 1. 6″ long x 3/8″ […]

Vintage Tile Trivet with Moorish Star

On March 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 Vintage Mosaic (MTC) tile has an interlocking geometric pattern known as Moorish star.   This is a transfer or decal set onto the clay.  Tile has a smooth, glossy surface with 4 feet on the back.  We also have a smaller tile like this, listed separately. 6″ sq x […]

Moorish Star on Vintage Tile

On March 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Co., Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 This is a decal or transfer tile with a Moorish star pattern in dark colors.    The popular pattern was used by many tile makers.   We have a tile trivet with this pattern in a larger size listed separately. 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, […]

Moravian Vintage Tile-Man Picking Apples

On March 15, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present A man is filling his basket with apples on this vintage tile from Moravian.   It’s one of the early figure tiles representing seasonal activities.  This line is very charming and collectible.   See our other figures. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set […]