Large Brayton Ruffled Vase

On April 6, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Vintage vase from Brayton’s earlier years is hand thrown with a hand-formed ruffle top.   Maroon glazing as a glossy sheen and marks from the potter’s wheel are visible. 7  1/4″ tall x 10″ at its widest Very good condition; tiny chip near bottom; signed Qty = 1 […]

Handcraft Tile

On April 3, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present Vintage border tiles all have the same repeating floral/leaf vine design.   These tiles have a rustic look with dusty, matte colors.   Can be creatively mixed in to any installation, indoors or out. 7  1/2″ long x 3″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; never set Qty […]

Robertson of Hollywood Crackle Vases

On April 3, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Robertson Pottery, No. Hollywood, CA  1934-1950 We have a pair of stunning chartreuse vases from this outstanding pottery.   They are known for their wonderful glazes, such as luster, crystalline and this crackle finish.   The peppering effect on these pieces is hard to achieve and adds interest and character.  Sold separately. 11″ tall Excellent […]

Large Bird Tile by Mosaic Tile Co.

On April 2, 2019, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH   1894-1972     Here is a very well-made tile depicting a bird set on the diagonal.  Satiny black glaze is in the recessed areas with tan matte on the surface.   Decorated corners. 10  1/4″ x 10  1/4″ x 3/4″ thick Great condition; signed, never set.    Small glaze […]

Very Old English Floral Tiles

On March 30, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in England    early 1900’s Antique tiles from England have a floral motif with raised lines separating the glazes.   Some have glossy finish, some are matte and some are mixed.    Vibrant colors have interesting effects from the firing process.  Can work with Victorian or even Arts & Crafts environments.  Marked ENGLAND on […]

Acorn Jar with Lid California Faience

On March 30, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA   1915-1950 Newly acquired pair of vintage jars with acorn shape.  Made in the early years, approximately 1915-1933.  Lovely purple glaze has a glossy finish.   Sold separately. 3  1/2″ tall x 3  1/4″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 2 $500 ea  

Flint Vintage Arts & Crafts Scenic Tile

On March 29, 2019, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Very charming vintage tile depicts a small house in the country.  Made using the cuenca method with raised lines separating the glazes.  It has a very hand-made feel, with uneven surface and rounded edges.  Multi-colored matte glazes.   Last photo taken from a Flint reference book. 6″ […]

Squat Melon Bowl by Cal Faience

On March 23, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA   1920-1950’s Glossy turquoise glaze covers this lovely bowl referred to as lobed or melon shaped.  See photo taken from Kirby Brown’s wonderful book. 3″ tall x 6″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $850    

Framed Tile-California Faience

On March 23, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 This vintage tile has a raised lacy floral motif with Cal Faience’s iconic turquoise glazing.   It measures 4″ and is framed in wood; ready to hang. 9″ tall x 8  1/2″ wide Great condition; very small corner chip on tile Qty = 1 $350    

Rare 3″ Antique Mexican Tiles

On March 23, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1920’s These smaller tiles are very hard to find – we haven’t had many in all our years of business.   They are hand painted with floral motif and vibrant glaze colors. 3″ x 3″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $50 each    

Antique Mexico – Hand-Made Tiles

On March 20, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico    circa 1920’s We have 4 tiles in this pattern.    They are hand-painted with bright glaze colors.   Smooth surface with a satiny finish. 5  1/2″ x 5  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; never set.  Some glaze pops and minor wear. Qty = as shown $75 each  

Talavera Mexican Tile Set

On March 20, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico      1920’s This old 4-tile set has the iconic blue/white glazing that is reminiscent of Talavera.  Hand painted floral motif with matte and satiny glazes.  Each tile measures 5  1/2.” 11″ x 11″ x 3/8″ thick Very good condition; never set.  Some glaze pops, small chips Qty = 1 set of […]

Tall Batchelder Corbels

On March 15, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Very tall vintage corbels have a floral motif with recessed matte blue glazing.   The decorated area measures 6″ x 2  1/2.”   This pair would add a touch of elegance to any fireplace. 18″ tall x  2  3/4″ wide x 3″ deep at the top Very good condition; a […]

Pewabic Miniature Vase Vintage

On March 13, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Miniature vase has speckled matte crystalline glazing.  Most of Pewabic’s pottery has glossy iridescent glazing, so this one is a bit unusual for them.   Very small firing crack on top. 3″ tall x 2 1/4″ at its widest Very good condition Qty = 1 $400    

Antique Portuguese Tiles Rare Collection

On February 28, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal circa late 18th century After the devastating earthquake that destroyed most of Lisbon in 1755, the Marquis de Pombal was mainly responsible for the rebuilding of the city.   Tile production went into full swing.   This very rare collection of antique tiles comes from that period and belongs to Mr. Norman […]

Fulper Low Bowls & Vase

On February 14, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Fuller Pottery, Flemington, NJ  1899-1929 Fulper collectors are familiar with their wonderful range of glazes, from flambe to crystalline to Arts & Crafts matte greens.   Photos do not clearly represent the array of unique glazing on these different Fulper forms.   Contact us for more photos etc.  Sold individually. Great condition, signed. $  125 […]

Rookwood Vase Acquisition

On February 13, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Rookwood Pottery, Cincinnati, OH  1880-1965 Just purchased these early Rookwood vases and bowl.  Selling individually – contact us for more details and photos. Excellent condition; all are signed. Qty = 1 ea $325 – 1675        

Robertson of Hollywood Bowls

On February 9, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Robertson Pottery, No. Hollywood, CA   1934-1950 We have 2 very unique vintage bowls, each with Robertson’s lovely glazes.   Persian blue bowl is fluted and bright crackly yellow has 8 sides. 7 to 8″ wide x 4 to 5″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 each $425 each  

Decorative Vintage Cement Tile

On February 9, 2019, in American Tiles, by nancy

This vintage cement tile has vibrant colors and although meant to be part of a 4-tile pattern, it looks good on its own.   Combine with different designs to create something unique.   Can be used indoors or out.  We have other patterns-contact us if interested in photos.  4th photo was taken in downtown Los […]

Fountain Frog by Italian Terra Cotta Co.

On February 7, 2019, in Miscellaneous Items, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Italian Terra Cotta Company, Los Angeles, CA   circa 1920-1970 Very desirable matte green glaze covers this large vintage fountain frog.   This is an early piece and has great detailing.  Openings were made for water to be pumped thru the mouth, and ITC’s marked is incised into the base.   This is very heavy […]

Bauer/Matt Carlton Hybrid Rebekah Vase

On February 6, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 According to Jack Chipman’s “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Bauer Pottery,” this shape is called hybrid Rebekah twist handled vase.  It is hand thrown with 2 attached handles and a ridge about 2″ down from the top.   Nice deep blue glazing. 10″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $1200    

American Encaustic Moorish Tile Set

On January 24, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co.,  Los Angeles, CA  1919-1933 4-tile set from AET’s LA plant has raised lines separating the vibrant glaze colors.   Tiles can be laid out in a few ways, including horizontally.  Last photo shows this pattern that appears in Norman Karlson’s “Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles.” Each tile is 6″ x 6″ […]

D&M California Vintage Tile

On January 12, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Davies & McDonald (D&M) Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1828-1939 Colorful D&M tile has a smooth surface with 5 satiny glaze colors. 6″ x 6″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $65     

Painted Bauer Pieces

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Hand-painted Bauer pieces are unique and done by many artists.   Here are a vintage painted plate (9 1/2″) and covered casserole (8″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall).   Multi-colored glazes have a satiny finish.   Lovely flowers decorate all the pieces.  Artist signed:   OMB      Sold […]

Rare Miniature Bauer Indian Bowls

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 We are always excited to acquire these special Bauer pieces as they are getting harder to find.   Glazed in bright orange  (camera does not capture the color accurately), delft blue and black.  There are some reflections from overhead lighting.   Note:  a few pottery experts have looked at […]