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  

Geometric 4″ Grueby Tile Assortment

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

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 We have a mix of geometric patterns with matte glaze colors. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = as shown $150 each    

Grueby Tiles with Diamonds

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

Grueby, So. Boston, MA   1984-1919 These antique Grueby tiles all have a diamond pattern, or square on the diagonal within a square.   Some have borders.   Matte glaze colors have Grueby’s signature gloppy, alligator texture. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4 tan with dark blue Qty = 2 medium […]

Grueby Glossy Black Geometrics

On December 7, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 We don’t get too many Grueby tiles with glossy black glaze.   The matte colors  pop against the black super-shiny glaze.  Contact us if interested in any of these. 4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $150  

Water Lily or Lotus Flower Tile

On November 22, 2016, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Lotus blossoms and/or water lilies were often depicted on vintage tiles.   Here is one from AET with satiny blue glazing.  The flower is recessed into the clay and raised lines can be felt on the surface.  We also have one in pale mauve.   Although these came […]

MTC Geometric Vintage Tile

On November 22, 2016, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 This vintage tile is simple yet attractive with its molded geometric pattern and matte glaze.   We like the rustic patina, not sure if the tile was made that way, or if the blue glaze has worn off. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; signed, never […]

Female Silhouette Tile by J.&J.G.Low

On November 19, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

J. & J.G.Low Art Tile Works, Chelsea, MA  1877-1902 Antique tile features the silhouette of a woman wearing a head band or crown.   The tile is very 3 dimensional and has simple corner detailing.   Very glossy glaze has crazing. 6″ sq x 3/4″ thick Good condition; signed.  Has tiny surface chip near her […]

Mosaic Tile Co. Vintage Tile

On November 18, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH   1894-1972 This old tile has an unusual style with very glossy glazing that has craze lines mostly in the center.  It has a mid-century, modernistic feel. 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 $40  

Franklin Vintage Sailboat Tile

On November 18, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Raised lines create a picturesque scene with a sailboat on a river near a wind mill.   Excellent color separation and a combination of matte and glossy glazes.  This is a very well-made vintage tile. 4  1/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $250  

Franklin Viking Ship Tile Framed

On November 3, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 This is an impressive vintage tile from Franklin with its 8 satiny glaze colors.    The 8″ tile depicts two viking ships sailing on the open sea, and has been inserted into a contemporary wood frame and is ready to hang. 13  1/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition […]

Grueby Towel Bar Holders

On October 29, 2016, in American Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Thick gloppy matte glazes cover these antique towel bar holders.   Selling as pairs, we have blue, mustard and beige.  These have never been installed and all are signed. 4″ x 4″ x 5″ deep Excellent condition Qty = 1 pair each color $350 pair  

Franklin Decorated Tiles

On October 26, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Co., Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 We have an assortment of vintage Franklin tiles with a variety of images.   Contact us for more photos of any particular tile. 2  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; many are signed. Qty = 1 each $50 = geometric patterns $55 = iris or animal tiles $75 […]

Rookwood Faience Peacock Tile

On October 25, 2016, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH  1880-1965 This award-winning tile and pottery maker began producing architectural tiles in 1902 and continued into the 1940’s.   This is an amazing example of one of their architectural relief tiles.    The matte glazing is thick and has a curdled-like appearance on the finely detailed, 3-dimensional surface.  Colors are dark […]

Small San Jose Mission Tiles

On October 25, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s These small vintage tiles each depict the San Antonio Mission.  Raised lines separate the multiple glaze colors, with combinations of matte and glossy finishes.  Glazes cover all sides, as is typical with most of their tiles. 3″ sq x  3/8″ thick Very good condition; pale blue tile […]

Owens Framed Arts & Crafts Stag Tile

On October 13, 2016, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

J. B. Owens, Janesville, OH  1891-1907 Here is a remarkable large antique tile in a well-crafted wood frame.   Artistically designed scene includes a leaping male deer or stag in a wooded setting.  There are wonderful matte glazes separated by raised lines.   Set in an Arts & Crafts wood frame with pegged corners. 22 […]