Ceramic Bears by Mosaic Tile Company MTC

On July 27, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 Vintage ceramic bears, one glazed, one bisque.    Nice detailing and signed. 10″ x 6″ x 4″ Great condition; signed Qty = 1 each $275 = Black $200 = White  

Thatched Cottage Tile-Muresque

On July 11, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Charming vintage tile is very 3 dimensional, which is hard to capture in a photo.   The tile has an idyllic country setting with purple mountains in the the background.   Nicely detailed art tile can be set in a fireplace surround or framed, etc. 8″ tall x 3  3/4″ […]

House-Number Sign with Batchelder Tiles

On May 9, 2018, in California Tiles, Customer Photos, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Here are 2 awesome, hand-made house number signs using some of our vintage Batchelder tiles mixed with a contemporary house-number tile.  A clever use of  tiles, bricks, stone and topped with an aged architectural element.    

Franklin Vintage Taurus Bull Astrological Tile

On April 24, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Eight-sided vintage tile depicts Taurus the Bull.   Nicely detailed border and 4 glossy glaze colors.    Aries Ram is listed separately. 9  1/2″ wide x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; some edge wear, never set Qty = 1 $550

More Batchelder Mini Tiles

On December 14, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  191909-1932 Tiny insert tiles come in a variety of colors and finishes, some with satiny glaze, some matte.    These were made to enhance installations by mixing with the larger tiles.    Thickness ranges from 1/2″ to 3/4″ 1  3/4″  x  1  3/4″ Condition varies Qty = as shown $35-40 each […]

Antique Spanish Tile with Urn

On October 28, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Made in Spain We are unsure how old this Spanish tile is, but we know from the corner we can see on the back that it was made in Spain.   There is a smooth surface with multiple colors depicting a large urn with flowers. 6″ x 6″ x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; mortar […]

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  

Claycraft Vintage Corbels

On July 21, 2017, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA   1921-1939 We have individual corbels for sale.   None of these really make a pair.  The two front ones are very close but not exact.  They have been salvaged and have some mortar on the backs.   The scenic corbel depicts a Spanish home; has visible chips on front. […]

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 […]

Malibu Tile Side Table

On December 28, 2016, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Attractive vintage iron-based table was made using genuine Malibu tiles.   There are 21 four inch floral tiles surrounded by black quarter rounds.  The custom iron base has two openings (4″ wide) to hold planters.  This table can be used inside or out for a unique statement. 32″ long x […]

Vintage Mexican Dinner Plates

On November 29, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s Sure to bring color to any table setting, these hand-painted vintage plates are all beautiful.   Vintage/Antique Mexican pottery and plates are very collectible and look great on the dinner table.  Each has a slightly different pattern, and all have the same glaze colors.  The metal hanger can […]

Large Mexican Scenic Plates

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s Hand-painted scenes decorate these large Mexican plates.  We have more large plates listed separately, as well as smaller plates to match.  Sold individually. 10  1/2″ wide Good condition; some edge wear/small chips Qty = 1 each $125 each    

Vintage Plate with Sleeping Mexican Man

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s A man taking a siesta is depicted on this large vintage plate.   This is hand painted with satiny glazes.  Ready to hang; or easily remove the metal hanger.  Sold separately.  See our other listings for smaller plates. 10  1/2″ wide Very good condition; small edge chip and […]

Hand-Painted Small Mexican Plates

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s Here are a few delightful little hand-made plates from Mexico, each with a different design.   Sold individually.   Ready to hang, or easily remove the metal hanger. 5  5/8″ wide Good condition; some surface marks and small edge chips/wear Qty = 1 each $85 each  

Vintage Plates from Mexico

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s These small hand-painted vintage plates are very whimsical.  There is a lot of imaginative detailing and bright glazes on each one.  The man carrying the basket is slightly smaller than the others (5″).  Sold separately.  Attributed to “Donkey Blues”, Tlaquepague style. 5  1/2″ wide Very good condition; minor […]

Decorated Mexican Plates

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s Hand-made vintage Mexican plates each with a different floral design.  Brightly colored and ready to hang.  Or, the metal hangers can easily be removed.  Sold separately. 9 1/2″ wide and 9  3/4″ wide Very good condition; minor wear Qty = 1 each $95 each  

Small Mexican Bowls with Birds

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s These small vintage bowls are all hand painted with birds and nicely detailed edges.   Mexican folk art is very collectible.  These were all made with 2 holes thru the top for hanging.  They also have a metal hanger which can easily be removed.   Stamped on back: […]

Mexican Rooster Plate

On November 26, 2016, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1930’s – 1940’s Charming vintage plate is hand painted and depicts a rooster surrounded by greens.   Signed on back:   Redondo Seremtas.   Ready to hang; or the metal hanger can easily be removed. 10″ wide Very good condition; minor wear Qty = 1 $125  

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  

California Faience Book by Kirby Brown

On October 8, 2016, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

“California Faience Ceramics for Cottages and Castles”  by Kirby William Brown, grandson of one of the original founders, William Bragdon. A beautiful tribute to the works of this fine pottery and tile maker.   The book contains 275 pages of history and illustrations that Mr. Brown has accumulated and photographed over many years.   We […]

Cowboy Hat Ashtrays

On December 16, 2015, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Here is our collection of ashtrays in the shape of cowboy hats.   Right now we have one of each in the colors shown.  (chartreuse = sold) 4  1/2″ – 5  1/2″ Very good condition $100 – $125 each    

Karoly Fulop Painting

On November 27, 2015, in Mid-Century/Modern, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Karoly Fulop   1893-1963 The paintings, watercolors and sculptures by this artist all have the decorative quality and detail typical of the Byzantines. Fulop was an artist of unique and curious combinations; he incorporated his Catholic background with symbolist images, very modern yet in the tradition of past generations. This unusual painting has a lot […]

2″ Matte Field Tile/Malibu

On April 7, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 We have quantities of unset, never used Malibu field tiles.    Shown here are 5 different matte glazes, some with a mottled or textured finish.   Quantities vary so contact us with your needs and we’ll make every effort to help. 1  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition $15 […]

Stenvall Framed Enamel

On April 1, 2015, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

John Stenvall 1907-1998 In his early years, John Stenvall, originally from Wyoming, worked with the WPA art projects.   His big break came when he exhibited in NY along with Georgia O’Keefe and other known artists.   His artwork continued to evolve and became more abstract and in the 1950’s he learned how to enamel. […]

Brayton Laguna Flared Vessels

On February 14, 2015, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 These early pieces can be used for flowers, plants or just as they are.   Each is hand made with glossy glazing. 3  1/2″ tall x 4″ at its widest Great condition; signed Qty = 1 each $165 each