Claycraft Fruit Bowl Vintage Tile

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

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Very 3-dimensional vintage tile depicts a footed bowl containing a variety of fruit.   Self framed with a raised border.   The finish on this tile is not original; someone darkened the surface.  Original finish would be pale ‘dusty’ looking glaze colors.  Some of the dark finish is peeling […]

S & S Insert Tiles

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

Solon & Schemmel, San Jose, CA  1921-1936 Lovely vintage tiles each depicting a floral or geometric motif with raised lines separating the colors.   Selling individually. 3″ x 3″ x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $75 – $100  

Cal Art Polychrome Tiles

On December 20, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is a selection of attractive vintage tiles with soft, satiny glaze colors.    Use in a number of ways; install in fireplace or back splash, frame or give as gifts. 4″ x 4″ x 5/8″ thick Condition varies Qty = as shown $100 to $125 each  

Opposing Birds-Batchelder Tiles

On December 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Small and chunky insert tiles each have birds facing each other.  Matte blue glazing.   Use in an installation or display as is.    Sold individually. 2 3/4″  x  2 3/4″  x  3/4″ thick Very good condition; signed.  Minor wear; 1 tile has a corner chip. Qty = 2 $75 […]

Cottage Scene by Muresque Tile

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

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 This vintage tile is deeply molded and filled with handsome details.   Depicted is an English cottage scene.  Notice the thatched roof and Tudor-style of the home, brick wall and heart-cut out in the gate.  Matte glazes and self framed. 6″ x 6″ x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; some […]

Batchelder Rare Mayan Tile

On November 21, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 This Mayan tile is very different from the ones we usually see from Batchelder.   It is very thick with 4 separate Mayan faces/symbols.   Matte black glaze in the recessed areas outlines the images. 5  3/4″  x  5  3/4″  x  1″ thick Great condition; signed Qty = 2 $350 […]

Mayan or Aztec Batchelder Tile

On November 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Matte black glaze really compliments the 3-dimensional Mayan or Aztec image.  Interesting details and deep red clay add to the appeal of this vintage Batchelder tile. 4 3/4″ wide x 3 3/4″ tall x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $150  

CALCO Mayan Profile Tile

On November 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

CALCO (California Clay Products) So. Gate, CA This vintage tile has the face of a Mayan or Aztec warrior.  Glazing is a mix of tan, teal and brown with matte finish.  Can be framed, set into fireplace etc.  We have a 2nd tile with slightly darker glazing.  Sold individually. 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x […]

Malibu Tile with Central Floral Motif

On November 15, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Glossy and matte glazes cover the smooth surface on these salvaged Malibu tiles.   These make great accent pieces within an installation. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; minor edge and surface wear Qty = 5 pcs $80 each  

Calco Vent Tiles

On October 28, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Clay Products (CALCO), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Also know as grills or ventilation tiles, these were originally designed for use in the transfer of heat, for stoves or fireplaces.   And they were also used in attics or foundations to let air thru.  These were made by CALCO and have their signature mottled glazing. […]

Muresque Dutch Scene Tiles

On October 28, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Very 3-dimensional vintage tiles depict a lovely Dutch scene, complete with windmill.  Lots of great details and self framed. 6″ x 6 x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; some minor surface wear/chips Qty = 2 $550 each  

Grape Leaf Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A leaf is the central focus of this vintage tile.   A vine with leaves and grapes is depicted and the tile matte glazing.  Self framed.   Sold separately. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4 pcs $325 each    

Batchelder Tile with Trees

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Trees dominate the landscape image on the vintage Batchelder tile.   The background shows structures on a hillside.  Matte blue glazing. 3  3/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; minor wear.  Signed. Qty = 3 $150 each    

Bird Tile by Batchelder

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Lovely vintage tile has 2 birds, facing each other and perched on branches.  As always with Batchelder tile, there is attention to detail.  Notice the framing around the image, the decorated corners and the oversized flower.  Matte blue glaze highlights the recessed areas. 3  3/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Great […]

Claycraft Polychrome Tile

On October 25, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Vintage tile made in the cuenca (raised line) method with bright glossy glaze colors. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $65  

Mission Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 25, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage polychrome relief tile depicts an old California or Spanish mission.  Wonderful matte glazing has some curdling in the green and gray.  Self framed. 7 3/4″ tall x 3  3/4″ wide x 5/8  thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $1000

Taylor 4-Tile Pheasant Panel

On October 19, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Taylor Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1934-1938 An amazingly beautiful vintage scenic panel depicting a pheasant perched on a tree branch.   Glaze colors are abundant; tiles have a smooth, glossy finish.   This can be installed indoors or out; set in a tile table or framed. 16  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never […]

CALCO Adam & Eve Bookends

On October 17, 2017, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

California Clay Products (CALCO), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Selling vintage ceramic bookends depicting Adam & Eve.   Mottled glazing has a glossy finish and images are very three dimensional. 7″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall x 3″ thick (each piece) Excellent condition Qty = 1 set $425 set  

Muresque Vintage Viking Ship Tiles

On October 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Here’s a selection of deeply-molded vintage tiles depicting Viking ships on the high seas.   Matte glaze colors have that ‘dusty’ look that Batchelder and Claycraft also produced. 6″ sq x  3/4″ thick Condition varies; signed Qty = as shown $500-600  

Vintage Mission Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Old California mission is depicted on this vintage relief tile.  Simple details and matte glaze colors. 3 3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition Qty = 4 $450 each    

Large Vintage D & M Tile

On October 4, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Davies & McDonald Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1928-1939 D & M tile has a Moorish-inspired pattern with 6 satiny glaze colors on a smooth surface. 8″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 2 $250 each  

California Faience Tea Tile-Yucca

On August 15, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Vintage tea tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   The desert scene features a blooming yucca plant against a pale blue sky.   Tea tiles are round with glazed edges and originally made as decorative hot plates.   This design dates back between […]

House Tiles-Matte-Cal Art

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 We have this charming scenic tile in a variety of matte glaze colors.   And listed separately, are tiles with this image and colorful, satiny glazes.    Details include cypress and other trees, roof shingles, steps etc.  Self framed.  The tiles with the red roof are signed. 3 […]

Vintage Tiles-House in the Trees-Cal Art

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Satiny multi-colored glazes cover the charming scene on these Cal Art tiles.   A house is nestled among the trees with blue sky in the background.   Self framed.   We also have this scene in matte colors, listed separately. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition […]

Thatched-Roof Cottage Tiles by Cal Art Co.

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is our collection of Cal Art vintage tiles depicting a cottage with thatched roof set behind a stone/brick wall.   The glazing varies with each tile, ranging from light, muted colors to rich shades of brown, blue, green and sienna.  These are ideal for fireplace installations, framing, […]