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  

Etching by Nicolas de Jesus “La Espranze” (Hope)

On October 12, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Nicolas de Jesus, Mexico  1982-present This is loosely translated as Hope. One immediately sees the juxtaposition the artist has portrayed on this sad, yet wonderful etching. A Mexican woman, with her baby slung on her back, is tending the young sprouts of her garden while a man hangs from a tree in the background. Vibrant […]

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  

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 = 2 $450 each  

Batchelder Vintage Fountain

On October 6, 2017, in Fountains, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Two piece fountain has a very detailed and three dimensional pedestal topped with a petal-like shaped bowl.   The underside of the bowl has nice detailing.  A pump for water can easily be installed.    Matte glazing. 26″ tall x 22″ wide Good condition; has some chips and wear Qty […]

Gladding McBean Fountain

On October 5, 2017, in Fountains, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Impressive 3-piece fountain consists of vintage GMB fountain figure, large vintage bowl, and contemporary pedestal.   Green and turquoise glazes blend together with clay showing thru in some areas.   The boy is holding a sea creature and water can be pumped to spurt from its open mouth and […]

Turquoise Catalina Plates

On October 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage dinnerware has glossy turquoise glazing.  Mix or match with other Catalina plates for a colorful table setting. 7″ and 8″ wide Great condition; signed.  Plate #2 has a hairline (about 1″) 7″ Qty = 2 8″ Qty = 3 $15 each 7″ $25 each 8″ ($20 for plate […]

Vintage Catalina Blue Plates

On October 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage plates in 3 sizes:  7 1/2″ red clay (earlier), 8 1/4″ white clay and 10″ white clay.  Matte medium blue glaze.  The 2 larger plates have rolled edge. Very good condition; red clay plate has small edge chip Qty = 1 each $15 = 7″ $25 = 8″ […]

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  

San Jose Assorted Plates

On October 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s Wonderful old plates each have a different Mexican-themed scene.  All have satiny glazes in many bright colors.  Two have the signature SJP at lower right side. 8  1/4″ wide Excellent condition; one plate as a chip on the back (Flamenco dancers) Qty = 1 each $500 = […]

Cock Fight on San Jose Plate

On October 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s Cock fighting was a popular sport and often portrayed on tiles and pottery.   This small vintage plate has such a scene with many colorful glazes.    We have many San Jose plates; contact us if looking for something specific. 6″ wide Excellent condition Qty = 1 $225 […]

Flamenco Dancers on San Jose Plate

On September 30, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX   1920-1950’s This vintage ringed plate features a pair of Flamenco dancers executed in bright glaze colors with a satiny finish.  Nice simple details.  We also have one in the same size with 2 seated women holding pottery. 9  1/2″ wide Excellent condition Qty = 1 each $600 […]

Garden City Embossed Pots

On September 23, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Vintage hanging pots are all embossed with a floral motif around the bottoms.   There are 3 holes for wire hangers and all have been factory drilled for drainage.   Glossy glaze colors.  The yellow pot has a hairline and the green has small chips. 9  1/2″ wide […]

George Nelson Mid-Century Tiles

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

George Nelson, New York, NY   1936-1986 George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer and one of the founders of American Modernism.  We have 70+ pieces of this salvaged vintage tile, enough to cover almost 10 sq. ft.  Cool design is recessed into the clay and covered with matte green glaze.   Will sell […]

Bauer Gloss Pastel Kitchenware

On September 22, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA   1909-1962 Ray Murray of Bauer designed the Gloss Pastel line of useful kitchenware in 1941.  We have a few pieces on hand, all in glossy yellow.   This line has a ‘modern’ look and adds color and charm to any setting.    Contact us for more details.   Sold individually. […]

Market Day Panel by Harding Black

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Wonderful vintage tile panel is Harding Black’s depiction of a Mexican market.   Men and women are selling their wares in this colorful scene.  Each tile is approximately 6″ x 6.”   Can be framed or set as a focal point of an installation.  One tile was professionally recreated […]

Harding Black Piñata Panel

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   1940-1990 Harding Black was a master American ceramics artist, who was active from the 1930s to the 1990s. Early in his career, he worked for the WPA and also taught ceramics classes to children at San Antonio’s Witte Museum.   His main focus was pottery, but during the 1940’s […]

Trivet by Harding Black of San Antonio

On September 21, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Vintage trivet has a multi-colored floral pattern recessed into the red clay.  Harding Black was a significant contributor to the development of 20th century American ceramics. 5  1/4″ wide x 1″ tall Very good condition; very small edge chip; signed. Qty = 1 $395    

Hand-Painted Antique Portuguese Tile

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Satiny glazes cover this antique Portuguese tile.  Four glaze colors were used on the hand-painted floral motif. 5  5/8″ sq x 3/8″ thick Very good condition for its age Qty = 1 $40  

Flower Tile from Portugal

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Antique tile was salvaged before Portugal passed a law forbidding their old salvaged tiles to be exported and it comes from Norman Karlson’s huge collection.   It is the only one we have with this pattern.  Hand-painted floral motif with blue and off white satiny glazes. 5  3/4″ sq […]

Flint Faience Tile-Smiling Man

On September 14, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Vintage tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   This successful tile maker produced highly diversified tiles.   The face of a man is depicted; he is wearing a headband and a big smile! 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great […]

Fulper Flower Frogs

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Fulper Pottery, Flemington, NJ  1889-1929 We have a small collection of vintage/antique flower frogs made by Fulper.   Contact us for details. 3″ to 6″ long Great condition; scarab has small chip Qty = 1 each $35 – $125  

Bauer Goblets Vintage

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Ring ware goblets have glossy glazes and help create a colorful table setting.   Sold separately. 4  1/2″ tall Excellent condition; orange one has a glaze skip on bottom Qty = 1 each $175 each  

Bauer Vintage Lidded Spice Jar #2

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Bright yellow spice jar is the middle of three sizes made by Bauer.  From their ring ware line and can be mixed or matched with other sizes. 6″ wide x 4  1/2″ tall Great condition; tiny glaze pop Qty = 1 $350