Geometric Italian Tile

On October 18, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Raimondo Dinatale,   Naples, Italy circa 1800’s We only have one piece of this antique Italian tile.   Although part of a large geometric pattern, this one tile has its own character.   From the vast collection of European tile amassed by Norman Karlson, author of books on American art tiles. 7  3/4″ sq x […]

Antique Italian Floral Tile

On October 18, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Italy   circa 1800’s A repeating floral motif is hand painted on this antique Italian tile.    Bright colors against off white background.   Here is a nice piece of Italian history! 7  3/4″ x 7  1/2″  x 3/4″ thick Good condition with aged patina.  Surface and edge wear. Qty = 1 $175 […]

Decorated Antique Italian Tile

On October 18, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Italy    circa 1800’s The aged patina adds to the charm of this antique Italian tile.   Norman Karlson traveled the world and collected old tile during his long life.  Although he published books on American art tiles, he has yet to bring us a book on his European tile collection.   Matte […]

Italian Antique Tile

On October 18, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Naples, Italy   circa 1800’s This old tile is a wonderful piece of Italian history.   It has a simple floral motif with black and brown on an off-white background.    Signed:  FRANCISCO NAPOLI BUTTINO 7  3/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Good condition for its age; edge wear and chips Qty = 1 $175   […]

Dutch Tile Back Splash

On October 5, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, possibly Makkum Set of 9 tiles makes a colorful panel that could be incorporated into a back splash or other installation.   Each tile measures 5×5″ x 3/8″ thick and has colorful glazes with a glossy finish.   Crazing adds an aged look.    These are copies taken from a very old […]

Mexican Vintage Tile

On October 4, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico   circa 1950-1960’s Bright yellow and cobalt pattern is accented with white.  Tile has a smooth surface with glossy finish.    We have a small amount; can add color and design to any installation.    Sold separately. 4  3/4″ sq x 1/4″ thick Good condition; some edge wear Qty = 8 pcs […]

Cinderella Tile-Mintons-John Moyr Smith

On September 23, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Mintons China Works, Stoke on Trent, England 1868-1918 We have 3 tiles from the Fairy Tale series designed by Moyr Smith for Mintons.   The original set consisted of 12 tiles, each depicting a different fairy tale.  Shown here are Cinderella, Rumpelstilzchen and The Little Tailor. 6″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; minor edge […]

Antique Tulip from Holland

On September 22, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland   circa 1600’s A tulip floral motif is the central theme, set in a diamond border, of this antique tile.  Smooth surface is off white with crazing with deep blue glaze designs.  Decorated corners have fleur-de-lis.  Matte finish. 5″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition; minor surface and edge wear, consistent with […]

Dutch Antique Floral Tile

On September 22, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland  circa 1600’s Blue and off-white matte glazes cover this very old tile from Holland.   It came from Norman Karlson’s collection (he is the author of books on American art tile).  The surface has crazing and some bubbling from the kiln.   Attractive floral motif and fleur-de-lis decorated corners. 5  1/8″ sq […]

Mintons Spirit of the Flowers Antique Tile

On September 17, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Mintons China Works, Stoke on Trent, England   1868-1918 This antique tile is from series pattern No. 1347 ‘Spirit of the Flowers’  c.1872-73.  The complete set of twelve included ‘waterlily, wildrose, poppy, lily of the valley, daisy, foxglove, violet, convolvulus, anemone, snowdrop, lily and primrose’.  The winged nymph within a circle is surrounded by daisies. […]

Vintage Scenic Mexican Tile

On March 23, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Lamosa, Ladrillera Monterrey, Mexico  Circa 1930-1940’s Colorful vintage tile depicts a Mexican man with his donkeys.   Resembles the style of San Jose Potteries of San Antonio, TX.   Black glaze covers the sides. 6″ sq x 3/8″ thick Very good condition; signed Qty = 1 $450  

Vintage Mexican Folk Art Tile

On March 23, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Lamosa, Ladrillera Monterrey, Mexico   Circa 1930-1940’s A Mexican man with his donkey is depicted on this vintage tile.  Multicolored glazes have a satiny finish with some crazing. 6″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition; some edge wear/chips; signed Qty = 1 $450    

Spanish Tile Set Pickman

On January 28, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pickman SA, Seville, Spain   Circa late 1800’s This 2-tile set of antique tiles has an unusual repeating pattern.   Raised lines create the design and separate the 4 satiny glaze colors. each tile = 10″ x 5″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; some chips and wear.   Glaze pops. Qty = 1 set of […]

Vintage Moroccan Tile

On November 12, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Morocco   circa 1920’s or later These old tiles have a smooth surface with a colorful pattern.   We have just enough for a small project.   In addition to the number of tiles shown, we have a few chipped ones that could be used if any tile needs to be cut to […]

Vintage Lamosa Tile Table

On September 19, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Tile Tables, by nancy

Lamosa Ladrillera, Monterrey, Mexico    Circa 1940’s Cute little vintage tile table features a 6″ x 6″ Lamosa tile with a Mexican man carrying a large basket.   Smooth surface and colorful, glossy glazes.   Very old iron base has a curved handle and round plant hanger, with an aged patina.  The opening for a […]

Spanish Antique Tile

On September 16, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain   Circa 1800’s There are 4 satiny glazes on this antique tile from Spain.   Smooth surface and attractive pattern. 7  1/2″ sq x  3/4″ thick Good condition; has wear appropriate to its antiquity Qty = 1 $125  

Antique Floral Tiles/Portugal

On September 4, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal    Circa 1800’s Very old tile has been reclaimed from walls in Portugal. Because the Portuguese government passed a law against removing old tile from buildings for export, tiles like this have become very rare and expensive. The law was passed AFTER Norman Karlson obtained his vast collection. We have a large […]

Antique Pickman & Co. Spanish Tile

On August 26, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pickman & Company, Seville, Spain     1841-? This award-winning tile company produced high-quality tiles that won them the “Gran Medalla Oro Paris” in 1878, which is stamped on the back of their tiles.    Here is one of their brightly-glazed tiles with raised lines separating the colors.   Depicted are pomegranates and flowering vines […]

Vintage Mexican Border Tiles

On July 18, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico    circa 1920’s Hand painted with glossy and matte glazes.   These vintage border tiles can be used as a border to an installation or incorporated into the design of a back splash etc.   We regret that our quantities are limited as they are hard to find.  See our other listing […]

Mexican Border Tiles Vintage

On July 18, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1920’s Hand-painted vintage border tiles from Mexico are getting harder to find.   They have an organic feel and aesthetic that cannot be copied by tile makers today.    One can even see indentations on the backs of fingers that molded the clay.  We have a limited amount of several different patterns. […]

Dec-Art Transfer Tile with Spanish Galleon

On July 16, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

DECART, Decorative Arts, Hawthorne, CA  1927-1933 Multi-colored glazes have a satiny finish and the handsome galleon is nicely detailed.  This is a decal or transfer tile, the only type made by this company. 6″ sq x 1/4″ thick Good condition; edge and corner wear/tiny chips Qty = 1 $95  

Antique Floral Tile Set from Spain

On July 9, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain   circa 17th century     We have 2 sets of these very old chunky tiles with rich glaze colors and intricate design.   The tiles have an aged patina appropriate to their antiquity, which adds character and charm. 10″ sq x 1″ thick Good condition; distressed Qty = 2 sets $290 […]

Sherwin & Cotton Tiles

On June 24, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Sherwin & Cotton, Staffordshire, England  1877-1911 Designer George Cartlidge was responsible for the photographic portrait tiles made by this company, as well as the large number of majolica tiles that the company produced.   Sherwin & Cotton had a reputation for consistently high-quality tiles.    Here is a pair of English gentlemen.   Notice the […]

Animal Tiles from Holland

On June 24, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Harlingen, Holland     Mid to late 1900’s? Shown here are 4 Dutch tiles each depicting a different animal.  They have glossy sepia glazing and corners are decorated in the old style.    Sold separately. 5″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition Qty = 4  Dog Chasing Elk Qty = 2 Mother Deer with Offspring […]

Delftware Tile with Bird

On June 24, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, circa 1800’s Antique tile has blue and manganese glazing against off-white background.    Large water fowl is depicted in center and corners are decorated. 5″ sq x 1/4″ thick Good condition; wear on corners due to age Qty = 1 $75