Muresque 3″ Scenic Tiles

On June 1, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 These little gems have 3-dimensional scenic images of trees, lakes and one with a garden wall.   Matte glazing and self framed.  Add to any installation. 3″ sq x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; never set.  2 are signed Qty = as shown $165 each  

Rossman Decorated Tiles

On May 30, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Rossman, New York, NY  1908-1930 Hard to find vintage Rossman tiles have raised lines creating the patterns and separating the glazes.  Vivid matte glaze colors.  We also have 2 unglazed (bisque) tiles.   If interested, contact us for photos and info. 4 1/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set. Qty = 1 of […]

Antique Grueby 3″ Tiles

On May 27, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Use these awesome tiles to enhance any installation.   Mix and match with other Grueby tiles.  Matte glaze colors with raised floral-like motif. 3″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 40 pcs $80 each  

Muresque Desert Scenes

On May 24, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Vintage relief tiles each depict a Southwest desert scene with rock formations and cacti.  Vivid matte glaze colors; self framed.   Pair can be used in a fireplace surround or individually framed.   Sold separately. 8″ tall x 4″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; signed, never set.  Small […]

Scenic Harding Black Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 This vintage tile depicts a Mexican pottery maker attending to her/his wares.   Brightly colored glazes have a satiny finish.  Harding Black’s work has been exhibited nationwide and he published articles on his vast library of glazes in Ceramics Monthly from 1953-1964.   Stamp on back is hard to […]

Harding Black Decorated Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Mr. Black’s tiles depicted daily life among Mexican people.   Most of his tile work was done in the 1940’s before his focus turned to producing amazing glazes on pottery.   The images were glazed within incised lines and his tiles were usually self framed.   There is a […]

Grueby Antique Flower Tile

On May 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby Pottery, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 This chunky antique tile features a pretty floral motif, slightly raised from the surface of the tile.  Matte brown glaze goes well with our Grueby field tiles (listed separately).   See incised catalog number:  4119. 4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 1 $250  

Rare California Faience Memorial Vase

On May 24, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 A limited amount of signed vases were made for the family shrine of Hidemaro Shibuya, a 6 year old boy who had a tragic death.   This is one of the vases, specially engraved and ordered by his father in 1932 for a shrine in his home.   Satiny turquoise […]

Walrich Pine Cone Tile

On May 24, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Walrich, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 Three-dimensional pine cones are depicted on this vintage, self-framed tile.  Matte glazing is mottled blue and brown; sides are also covered.   This tile can work well with Arts & Crafts environments. 5″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition; signed, never set.   Hairline on front & back-about 2″ on each […]

Muresque 4″ Floral/Leaf Tiles

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

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Here’s our collection of vintage Muresque tiles with flowers, leaves, grape vines etc.   Self framed with matte teal glaze in the recessed area. 4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 4 leaf with swirling vine Qty = 3 large grape leaf Qty = 2 […]

Claycraft Tall Tree/Mission Tiles

On May 13, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Tall vintage relief tiles depict a mission by a river with a tall tree in the foreground.   Claycraft is known for artistically-designed tiles with images of California landscapes.    Some are more colorful than others.   Can be framed, set into a fireplace surround or any other installation. […]

Victorian Antique Border Tiles by Low

On May 5, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works, Chelsea, MA  1877-1902 Just have a few of these old beautiful border tiles from Low.   Each has a raised pattern or design with glossy glaze colors.  Most of these are all photographed in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 1. 6″ long x 3/8″ […]

Malibu Saracen Plates

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA   1926-1932 The work of Malibu Potteries is among the most beautiful, finely detailed, and well executed.  The ceramic art of the Saracens, mostly abstract and geometric, had been influential to the tiles makers of old.   Both of these magnificent plates are representative of this style, with raised lines (cuenca) […]

Malibu Multi-Colored Tile

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A beautiful floral motif is featured on this vintage Malibu tile.  Has lots of glaze colors mainly glossy with a little matte for contrast, and a pattern that can stand alone. 5  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; teeny edge chips.  Some clay missing on the back. Qty […]

Spanish Patio Scene by Claycraft

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Large vintage relief tile depicts a courtyard or patio of a Spanish style building.  Has many artistic and creative details, such as the animal face spitter on the side of the fountain.  Notice the design of the large door and details in the shadows of the arches.   Excellent […]

Brayton Tile-Man Walking Dog

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 From Brayton’s earlier days comes this vintage tile trivet with comical image of a man with his dog on a leash.   Raised lines separate the glaze colors and form the design.    There is a firing line from the kiln-bottom edge up to elbow of man. 6 […]

Early Brayton Ash Tray

On March 30, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Braxton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Small ash tray has been hand formed and has glossy turquoise glazing.  A little gem for Brayton collectors! 4″ wide Great condition; signed Qty = 1 $185  

Pewabic Early Plate

On March 29, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Iridescent gold glaze covers this small plate from Pewabic.   This is one of their early, hand-made pieces.  Makes a wonderful gift for any collector! 5  1/2″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $350  

Malibu Glazed Tile

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

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 We’ve had tiles with this pattern before but only the recessed area was glazed.  This vintage Malibu tile has a high gloss finish over the red clay as well as the recessed pattern with cobalt glaze. 3  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; small edge chip/wear Qty = 1 […]

Vintage Tile Trivet with Moorish Star

On March 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 Vintage Mosaic (MTC) tile has an interlocking geometric pattern known as Moorish star.   This is a transfer or decal set onto the clay.  Tile has a smooth, glossy surface with 4 feet on the back.  We also have a smaller tile like this, listed separately. 6″ sq x […]

Moorish Star on Vintage Tile

On March 24, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Co., Zanesville, OH  1894-1972 This is a decal or transfer tile with a Moorish star pattern in dark colors.    The popular pattern was used by many tile makers. 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 2 pcs $45 each  

GMB 2-Tile Floral

On March 22, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present This circa 1960’s set of 2 6×6″tiles has lovely pastel glaze colors with matte and glossy finishes.   Use as a focal point in any installation.  The date on the back of one tile is not when this was made; perhaps it’s the date the tiles were acquired by […]

Harding Black Large Ashtray

On March 17, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   circa 1940-1990 Shades of purple and green are predominant in the mottled glazing on this vintage ashtray.    Artist signed and dated 1962.  Harding Black was a skilled ceramist, but his true passion lay in glaze research.   He was known as the “Dean of Texas Ceramics.” 8  1/2″ […]

Moravian Vintage Tile-Man Picking Apples

On March 15, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present A man is filling his basket with apples on this vintage tile from Moravian.   It’s one of the early figure tiles representing seasonal activities.  This line is very charming and collectible.   See our other figures. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set […]

Moravian Vintage Tile-Man Cutting Tree

On March 15, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present Charming vintage tile shows a man about to chop a tree.    This is one of Moravian’s early figure tiles.  Has glossy glazes, except for his face, arm and hands.   Collect them all! 4  1/4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set. Qty = […]