Redwood Trees on CALCO Tile

On June 13, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

CALCO, California Clay Products, So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Majestic redwood trees are the focus of this wonderful vintage tile from Calco.   Multi-colored polychrome glazing and 3-dimensional mountain and woodland scene are a great combination.   Self framed.   Can be used as central tile in a fireplace or any installation.   We also have […]

Vintage Floral Batchelder Tile

On May 2, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Large flower dominates this vintage, self-framed tile.  Has Batchelder’s characteristic attention to detail with matte glazing in the recessed areas. 5  3/4″ x 5  3/4″ x 1″ thick Great condition; signed, never set. Qty = 1 $250    

Batchelder Glazed Tile

On May 2, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Cuenca tile has raised lines forming the pattern and separating the matte glazes.  Vibrant colors and craze lines are attractive and eye catching.   Sold individually. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; signed, never set. Qty = 11 $135 each    

Handcraft Tile

On April 3, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present Vintage border tiles all have the same repeating floral/leaf vine design.   These tiles have a rustic look with dusty, matte colors.   Can be creatively mixed in to any installation, indoors or out. 7  1/2″ long x 3″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; never set Qty […]

Framed Tile-California Faience

On March 23, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 This vintage tile has a raised lacy floral motif with Cal Faience’s iconic turquoise glazing.   It measures 4″ and is framed in wood; ready to hang. 9″ tall x 8  1/2″ wide Great condition; very small corner chip on tile Qty = 1 $350    

Tall Batchelder Corbels

On March 15, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Very tall vintage corbels have a floral motif with recessed matte blue glazing.   The decorated area measures 6″ x 2  1/2.”   This pair would add a touch of elegance to any fireplace. 18″ tall x  2  3/4″ wide x 3″ deep at the top Very good condition; a […]

American Encaustic Moorish Tile Set

On January 24, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co.,  Los Angeles, CA  1919-1933 4-tile set from AET’s LA plant has raised lines separating the vibrant glaze colors.   Tiles can be laid out in a few ways, including horizontally.  Last photo shows this pattern that appears in Norman Karlson’s “Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles.” Each tile is 6″ x 6″ […]

D&M California Vintage Tile

On January 12, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Davies & McDonald (D&M) Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1828-1939 Colorful D&M tile has a smooth surface with 5 satiny glaze colors. 6″ x 6″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $65     

Framed Malibu Tiles

On December 22, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage Malibu tiles have a smooth surface with colorful glazes.   These 6″ tile have been set into wood frames that can be painted or left as is.    Pretty floral motifs.  Sold separately. Overall 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x 1″ thick Great condition; very minor wear Qty = […]

Polo Player D&M Vintage Tile

On December 21, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

D & M Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1928-1939 A polo player on horseback is depicted on this vintage Davies & McDonald tile.  Smooth surface has multiple glaze colors and a satiny finish. 8″ x 8″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; very small edge chips.  Never set. Qty = 1 $350    

Claycraft Garden Wall & Fountain

On November 23, 2018, in California Tiles, Customer Photos, by nancy

Here is an artful display of Claycraft and Tudor tiles in an outdoor setting.   Our customer put a lot of thought and imagination into this wonderful installation.          

Rare Batchelder Miniature Glazed Tiles

On October 31, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Hard to find 3/4″ tiles come in a variety of matte glazes.   These were hand cut and are very versatile.  Use your imagination to add these to any installation.  Sold separately. 3/4″ x 3/4″ x  1/4″ thick Good condition; never used Qty = 260 pcs $5 each  

Markoff Fireplace Surround

On October 20, 2018, in California Tiles, Fireplaces and Surrounds, by nancy

Markoff Mosaic Tile Company, Inglewood, CA  1926-1945 Using the various shapes of vintage Markoff tiles, we were able to put together this surround.   We do have extra 6×6, 4×6 and 4×4 tiles, so this pattern can be adjusted.   The glossy glaze has a mottled pattern and the key stone tile has an anchor. […]

Magnificent Claycraft Scenic Tile

On October 20, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Here is an outstanding example of tile work from California’s golden era.    A rural country setting is depicted, featuring a thatched-roof cottage with castle in the background.   Abundant with details, the tile is self framed and has several matte glaze colors.    The image is on the […]

Claycraft Yucca Tile

On October 19, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 A blooming yucca plant is depicted on this vintage Claycraft tile.  Soft, muted glaze colors have a matte finish. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; some clay missing from back corner Qty = 1 $500  

Tropico Field Tile Alligator Pattern

On October 18, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Tropico Potteries, Glendale, CA  1920-1923 We have a limited number of this field tile pattern ranging from creamy beige to dark tan.  All have matte finish and come in handy for anyone needing to replace damaged tiles from a fireplace or hearth.  Sold separately. 4  1/4″ x 4  1/4″ x 1/2″ thick Condition varies per […]

Desert Cactus Tiles by Claycraft

On October 10, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Vintage relief tiles by Claycraft depict a cactus in a desert setting.  Matte glazes are mostly muted colors.   Self framed.   Sold separately.  Last photo was taken from Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6, page 153. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Great […]

Duck Tile by Muresque

On September 7, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Three-dimensional vintage tile features a duck set on the diagonal.   Tile is self framed and notice the cat o nine tail in the background.  Matte glazing with touches of teal in the recessed areas.  We have a few others with glaze variations.  If interested in more than this tile […]

Muresque Rabbit Tile

On August 4, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Rabbits were a popular subject with tile makers.   Here is one of Muresque’s versions (we have a different one also listed).  Placed on the diagonal, the rabbit or hare is seemingly relaxing in the tall grass.  Medium blue matte glaze in the recessed areas.  Very three dimensional and has […]

Cal Art Spanish Courtyard Tile

On July 28, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA   1920’s to 1960 Entitled “A Night in Spain,” this vintage tile has many wonderful features.  Portrays a finely-dressed couple standing near a fountain in a Spanish mission or courtyard.   Notice the crescent moon, individual adobe bricks, a red clay pot etc.   Great workmanship.  Tile is self […]

Malibu Vintage Tea Tiles

On July 25, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Here are 4 lovely and special tea tiles by Malibu.     All sides are glazed and the tops are decorated with floral motifs. 6 1/2″ to 7 1/2″ wide Very good condition; varies per tile.   Some minor edge wear/surface marks on black glaze. Qty = as shown $400 […]

RARE Doorbell Tile by Hispano-Moresque

On July 17, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Hispano-Moresque, Los Angeles, CA  1927-1932 Here is a very unique vintage doorbell tile with multi-colored glazes bleeding into each other.   Smooth, glossy surface.   Some other uses for these tiles with central holes are:  stands or base for ladies’ mirrors, ceiling mounted with hanging light fixture, and perhaps used as fountain spitters.  Center hole […]

Rabbit Tile Vintage Muresque

On July 11, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 One expects quality products from this old art tile company.   This adorable rabbit tile definitely falls into that category.   The hare is sitting up with fence and hedges in the background.   Notice the colorful cobbled path.   Tile is self framed and can be displayed in a […]

Muresque San Juis Rey Mission Tile

On July 11, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Tall vintage tile depicts a portion of what appears to be the San Luis Rey Mission in Southern California.   Matte glazes are soft and muted and the background is recessed, making the mission three dimensional.   This can be framed in wood or iron, displayed as is in a […]

Malibu Galleon Tile Vintage

On July 10, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Multi-colored vintage tile depicts an old sailing ship or Spanish Galleon on the open seas.  Glossy glaze colors.   Is impressive as is, but imagine this set into a metal or wood frame.  Last photo shows a similar version of this tile in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, […]