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. 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 2 pcs $45 each  

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 […]

Moravian Vintage Tile-Man Cutting Tree

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

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present Charming vintage tile shows a man about to chop a tree.    This is one of Moravian’s early figure tiles.  Has glossy glazes, except for his face, arm and hands.   Collect them all! 4  1/4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set. Qty = […]

Moravian Vintage Tile-Man Picking Grapes

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

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present Here is an early tile from Moravian’s series on figures.  A man is depicted picking grapes.  Very 3 dimensional and has glossy glazes. 4  1/4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; minor bottom edge chips.   Never set. Qty = 1 $99  

Moravian Vintage Flower Tiles

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

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present Here is a sampling of vintage tiles from Moravian, possibly from the Brocade line.   All are adorable and very collectible.   A few have bottom edge chips – shown in photos. 2″ x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; never set Qty = as shown $25 each […]

Large Grueby Architectural Tile

On March 10, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Here is an exceptional antique panel with children next to an oversized fruit bowl.   It is very three dimensional and has matte glazing.   There are factory-drilled holes on the top and bottom for installation purposes.    This would made an amazing statement in any environment.   Use for […]

Push Button Light Switch Plates

On February 10, 2017, in American Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, circa 1920-1940 We have a small variety of unglazed ceramic (bisque) plates to cover the old-style push button light fixtures.   The holes for the buttons are 1/2″, plus there are factory-drilled holes for the screws.   There are 4 patterns made with tan clay; 2 patterns with white/porcelain clay. 6″ tall […]

J.&J.G. Low Antique Geometric Tiles

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

J. & J.G. Low Art Tile Works, Chelsea, MA  1877-1902 These antique tiles have an interwoven geometric pattern.  Satiny glazes over a 3-dimensional surface. 3″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; signed.   Never set. Qty = 1 each $55 each  

Antique Trent Tile with Boy’s Face

On February 3, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 A young boy’s face is surrounded by leaves on this Trent Victorian-era tile.  It is deeply molded and has glossy glaze colors, mostly browns and beige with touches of blue.   Crazing on the surface.  See this in Norman Karlson’s “Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles”, Region 2, page 180. […]

Trent Victorian Silhouette Tile/Child

On February 1, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 Trent is responsible for many large, artistic luster-glazed art tiles of the Victorian era.  Here is one of their molded silhouette tiles with the image of a child.   The glaze is very glossy with craze lines.    This appears in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region […]

Franklin Courting Scene Tile Victorian

On January 25, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Depicted on this vintage tile is a courting scene from a Colonial or Victorian era.   Raised lines create the design and separate the satiny black and off-white glazes.   the figures are silhouetted and one can imagine the details of the period clothing. 8  1/2″ sq x 1/4″ […]

San Jose Vintage Cala Lily Tile

On January 11, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s A cala lily is the focus of this ceramic tile from San Jose Mission.    Satiny glazes have uneven coverage and there is a little bleeding.   This one has an old paper label affixed to the front.    We have about 60 tiles so if interested in […]

Wheatley Antique Vent Tile

On January 11, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Wheatley Tile & Pottery Co., Cincinnati, OH  1880-1932 Here is a spectacular ceramic vent tile, made by Wheatley.    It has an attractive design and is cleverly glazed.  The six matte colors have “Grubby-like” curdling and crazing.    This is one of the best vent we’ve had! 12  1/2″ sq x 1  1/2″ thick Great […]

Miniature Geometric Tiles

On January 4, 2017, in American Tiles, California Tiles, by nancy

Unknown tile maker, circa 1920-1940 These vintage insert tiles can be combined with solid colors for flooring, back splash or any other installation.   The patterns can be mixed or matched, but we only have what is shown below. 1  3/4″  to 2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition $25 each  

Grueby Antique Tiles

On December 22, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Two matte glaze colors cover this geometric pattern.   We have enough for a small project; or, mix these with other designs or solids. 4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 50 pcs $150 each    

Franklin Bird Tiles

On December 21, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Crisp raised lines result in excellent color separation on these vintage Franklin tiles.   They have soft pastel glazes with matte and satiny finishes.   We also have other bird tiles, listed separately. 4  1/4″ sq x 1/4″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 1 ea $150 ea […]

More 3″ Antique Grueby Geometrics

On December 10, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Grueby geometrics came in many patterns and glaze combinations.  Mix or match them to enhance any installation.   Contact us for more details. 3″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; some are signed $80 each  

Grueby Antique Tiles with Leaf 4″

On December 9, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 A four-leaf pattern sits within a border and on this antique Grueby tile.  Matte glazes with a couple of versions to pick from. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4  turquoise/blue Qty = 2 blue/tan/beige