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, by nancy

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

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 are a few of their well-known bat tiles.  Excellent workmanship with raised lines creating the 3-dimensional bats.  Matte glazing. 5″ […]

Tile Installations

On July 5, 2017, in American Tiles, California Tiles, by nancy

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. 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. […]