Taylor 4-Tile Floral Panel

On February 16, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Taylor Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1934-1938 This vintage 4-tile floral panel was made by Taylor and previously set into a tile table.   There are 5 mainly glossy glaze colors on a smooth surface.  There are some scratches that we frequently on the black glaze.  Can be reset into a table, set into a […]

Claycraft Floral Border Tiles

On February 11, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Here is a pretty border tile with raised lines creating the repeating floral motif and separating the multiple glaze colors.    We have a small amount that could be used to enhance any installation. 3  3/4″ x 1  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition Qty = 13 $40 for […]

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 Arts & Crafts Vintage Tile

On February 10, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Here is an exceptional vintage tile with Arts & Crafts styling and multiple matte glazes.  There is a small central flower surrounded by a series of circles; corners are decorated. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set.   Small chip on backside corner. Qty = 1 $400 […]

J.&J.G. Low Antique Geometric Tiles

On February 8, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

J. & J.G. Low Art Tile Works, Chelsea, MA  1877-1902 These antique tiles have an interwoven geometric pattern.  Satiny glazes over a 3-dimensional surface. 3″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; signed.   Never set. Qty = 1 each $55 each  

RARE Chowder Mug Art Deco Garden City

On February 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Thick yellow gloss glaze covers this very collectible and early chowder mug.   It has Art Deco styling and slotted lid.   These are very hard to find! 4  1/4″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $350  

Brayton Vintage Decorated Bowl

On February 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Cartoon-like characters are depicted on this early Brayton Laguna bowl.   Look at all the charming details and multiple glaze colors.   The characters have dark skin and are dressed handsomely as a dog trails behind them.   Some of the details are raised. 5  1/2″ wide x […]

Antique Trent Tile with Boy’s Face

On February 3, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 A young boy’s face is surrounded by leaves on this Trent Victorian-era tile.  It is deeply molded and has glossy glaze colors, mostly browns and beige with touches of blue.   Crazing on the surface.  See this in Norman Karlson’s “Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles”, Region 2, page 180. […]

Trent Victorian Silhouette Tile/Child

On February 1, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Trent Tile Company, Trenton, NJ  1882-1939 Trent is responsible for many large, artistic luster-glazed art tiles of the Victorian era.  Here is one of their molded silhouette tiles with the image of a child.   The glaze is very glossy with craze lines.    This appears in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region […]

Minton’s Aesop’s Fable Tiles

On January 27, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Mintons China Works, Stoke on Trent, England   1868-1918 We have a series of antique transfer/decal tiles featuring images from the famous Aesop’s Fables.    They have a smooth glossy surface with redding brown and tan. Shown are: The Lion & the Rat, The Fox & the Goat in the Well, The Fox & the […]

Franklin Courting Scene Tile Victorian

On January 25, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Depicted on this vintage tile is a courting scene from a Colonial or Victorian era.   Raised lines create the design and separate the satiny black and off-white glazes.   the figures are silhouetted and one can imagine the details of the period clothing. 8  1/2″ sq x 1/4″ […]

Large Muresque Spanish Courtyard

On January 24, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 This scenic ceramic tile is like a painting full of detailed images.   The courtyard pavers are different shapes and sizes, the tile roof is outlined, archways on the old Spanish-style building appear distressed, and the tree in the foreground is nicely portrayed.  Many matte glazes were used; however the […]

Muresque Floral/Butterfly Tile Vintage

On January 24, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Artistically designed and deeply molded, this spectacular vintage tile is a great example of the work done by Muresque.   The tall flowering plant has 3 butterflies within the design.  Matte glazes are blue, green and purple against the dusty beige/tan.  Self framed and never set. 17  1/4″ tall x […]

Mottled Green Glen Lukens Bowl

On January 20, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Glen Lukens, Los Angeles, CA  1887-1967 Thick and drippy mottled-green over crackly-white glazing covers this vintage ceramic bowl.    Mr. Lukens was a pivotal figure in the field of American clay working.  He was an inspired teacher and artist who sparked a modern ceramics movement on the West Coast during the Great Depression.  See our […]

Claycraft Floral Border Tiles

On January 18, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Multiple glossy glazes are separated by raised lines on this vintage border tile.   It has a repeating floral pattern and uneven top edge.   We have a small quantity available and because they were salvaged, not all are signed. 7″ x 5″ x 3/4″ thick Very good condition […]

San Jose Vintage Cala Lily Tile

On January 11, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s A cala lily is the focus of this ceramic tile from San Jose Mission.    Satiny glazes have uneven coverage and there is a little bleeding.   This one has an old paper label affixed to the front.    We have about 60 tiles so if interested in […]

Wheatley Antique Vent Tile

On January 11, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Wheatley Tile & Pottery Co., Cincinnati, OH  1880-1932 Here is a spectacular ceramic vent tile, made by Wheatley.    It has an attractive design and is cleverly glazed.  The six matte colors have “Grubby-like” curdling and crazing.    This is one of the best vent we’ve had! 12  1/2″ sq x 1  1/2″ thick Great […]

Santa Monica Brick Border Tiles

On January 10, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Santa Monica Brick Co., Santa Monica, CA   1923-1940 Stylized tulips decorate these vintage border tiles.   Matte glazes mainly, except for the glossy black on the top tile. 5″ x 2  1/2″ x 3/4″ thick Good condition; some corner/edge chips.   Never set. Qty = 1 each $85 each  

Santa Monica Brick Geometric Tiles

On January 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Santa Monica Brick Co., Santa Monica, CA  1923-1940 Three different patterns are shown here in these original vintage tiles.   They have bright colors and are all made differently; that is, cuenca and cuerda seca.  Monaco was one of their tile lines.  We also have quantities of reproduction tiles with these patterns.   Contact us […]

Signed Malibu Dragon Tile

On January 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage hexagonal tile is depression glazed with matte cobalt and yellow.  The dragon pattern is recessed into the red clay.   We have more of these tiles with just the blue glaze.   Most are unsigned.  Contact us if interested; prices vary according to condition.   Average cost = $150 […]

Fishing Scene D&M Vintage Tile

On January 4, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

D & M Tile Co., Los Angeles, CA  1928-1939 Many details and glaze colors went into this vintage tile.   The smooth surface has a slightly satiny finish with crazing.  Self framed. 8″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; has a small corner edge chip.   Also some other edge wear/chips. Qty = 2 […]

Miniature Geometric Tiles

On January 4, 2017, in American Tiles, California Tiles, by nancy

Unknown tile maker, circa 1920-1940 These vintage insert tiles can be combined with solid colors for flooring, back splash or any other installation.   The patterns can be mixed or matched, but we only have what is shown below. 1  3/4″  to 2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition $25 each  

Claycraft Spanish Galleon Panel

On January 3, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 A majestic sailing ship is depicted on this vintage Claycraft tile panel.   Tiles have a bright glazed finish with raised lines separating the multiple colors.    This wonderful panel can be part of a larger installation, can be set and framed etc. 17  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick […]

Batchelder Miniature Mosaic Tiles

On December 31, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 These vintage little gems are very hard to find in multiples.  We have enough to accent any installation, or to create a mosaic design. 1/2″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = varies per color $1 each  

Vintage Brush Majolica Vase

On December 31, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Brush Pottery, Zanesville, OH  1925-1982 Sweet vintage vase has Majolica glazing with a floral motif.   This line was originally introduced in 1926. 4″ tall Very good condition; small chip on bottom Qty = 1 $150