Customer Cement Floor Installation

On December 4, 2018, in American Tiles, Customer Photos, by nancy

We still have many of these vintage cement floor tiles available; 3 designs can be mixed.  Fore more info, see listing:  CEMENT FLOOR TILES   8″ x 8″ x 1″ thick    

Claycraft Garden Wall & Fountain

On November 23, 2018, in California Tiles, Customer Photos, by nancy

Here is an artful display of Claycraft and Tudor tiles in an outdoor setting.   Our customer put a lot of thought and imagination into this wonderful installation.          

Westraven Dutch Tea Tile Set

On November 9, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Westraven, Utrecht, Holland   mid 1900’s Lovely set of vintage Dutch tea tiles with colorful floral motif.   Raised lines create the pattern and separate the matte and satiny glazes.  Excellent workmanship.   Large tile has is a trivet with 3 feet.  Six smaller tiles each have different flowers. Large trivet = 5  3/8″ wide; […]

Rare Batchelder Miniature Glazed Tiles

On October 31, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Hard to find 3/4″ tiles come in a variety of matte glazes.   These were hand cut and are very versatile.  Use your imagination to add these to any installation.  Sold separately. 3/4″ x 3/4″ x  1/4″ thick Good condition; never used Qty = 260 pcs $5 each  

Don Quixote 9-Scenic Tiles from Spain

On October 23, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Ramos Rejano, Seville, Spain circa early 1900’s Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.  These little vintage tiles are a depiction of some of his adventures to undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha.  There are bright glossy […]

Markoff Fireplace Surround

On October 20, 2018, in California Tiles, Fireplaces and Surrounds, by nancy

Markoff Mosaic Tile Company, Inglewood, CA  1926-1945 Using the various shapes of vintage Markoff tiles, we were able to put together this surround.   We do have extra 6×6, 4×6 and 4×4 tiles, so this pattern can be adjusted.   The glossy glaze has a mottled pattern and the key stone tile has an anchor. […]

Magnificent Claycraft Scenic Tile

On October 20, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Here is an outstanding example of tile work from California’s golden era.    A rural country setting is depicted, featuring a thatched-roof cottage with castle in the background.   Abundant with details, the tile is self framed and has several matte glaze colors.    The image is on the […]

Claycraft Yucca Tile

On October 19, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 A blooming yucca plant is depicted on this vintage Claycraft tile.  Soft, muted glaze colors have a matte finish. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; some clay missing from back corner Qty = 1 $500  

Tropico Field Tile Alligator Pattern

On October 18, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Tropico Potteries, Glendale, CA  1920-1923 We have a limited number of this field tile pattern ranging from creamy beige to dark tan.  All have matte finish and come in handy for anyone needing to replace damaged tiles from a fireplace or hearth.  Sold separately. 4  1/4″ x 4  1/4″ x 1/2″ thick Condition varies per […]

Antique Blue/White Mexican Tiles

On October 17, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa late 1800’s-to early 1900’s These Mexican tiles are very old and have been painted by hand using blue and off white glazes.   Star pattern with simply-decorated corners.   Beveled edges.   Norman Karlson had a love of  antique tile and purchased pieces from all over the world.    Sadly, he […]

Westraven Holland Windmill Tile Cloisonne

On October 17, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Westraven, Utrecht, Holland   Mid 1900’s ? Delft cloisonne tile has raised lines creating the images and separating the glossy glazes.   There are seven colors and nice details.   Factory-made openings for hanging. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $95    

Set of 4 Antique Spanish Scenic Tiles

On October 17, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Ramos Rejano, Sevilla, Spain late 1800’s-mid 1900’s Adorable tiles each depict a hand-painted scene with bright satiny glaze colors.   Display as is, frame them or use as a focal point in any installation. 2  3/4″ x 2  3/4″  x 3/8″ thick Good condition; never set.   Small edge chips Qty = 1 set of […]

Desert Cactus Tiles by Claycraft

On October 10, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Vintage relief tiles by Claycraft depict a cactus in a desert setting.  Matte glazes are mostly muted colors.   Self framed.   Sold separately.  Last photo was taken from Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6, page 153. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Great […]

Vintage Chinese Vents

On September 28, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Ceramic ventilator or grill tiles were originally designed for the exchange of air or heat, but can be used as wall decorations.  We currently have 3 sizes; 1 in matte dark green and the others in glossy green.  The floral motif is on both sides and there are factory-made holes, which can be used to […]

Matt Carlton Fan Vases Bauer

On September 25, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Our assortment of vintage Bauer fan vases in a variety of glazes.  Most have ribs.  Black and white are the most rare of colors.  Bauer collectors will be familiar with Matt Carlton’s orange glaze as these photos do not portray it accurately. 5  3/4″ to 6″ tall Great condition; […]

Mid-Century Patterns on Large Tiles

On September 15, 2018, in American Tiles, Mid-Century/Modern, by nancy

Made by different tile makers, circa 1960-1970’s We have a small collection of 12″ wall or floor tiles.   The best use of these would be as a focal point in any installation.  Can be used on patios, as a garden pathway, behind a stove etc. 11  13/4″ x 11  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Great […]

Duck Tile by Muresque

On September 7, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Three-dimensional vintage tile features a duck set on the diagonal.   Tile is self framed and notice the cat o nine tail in the background.  Matte glazing with touches of teal in the recessed areas.  We have a few others with glaze variations.  If interested in more than this tile […]

Subway Tiles Mottled Orange

On September 6, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, circa 1940-1950 Mottled glazing covers these vintage subway tiles made with red clay.   Orange glaze with brown has a textured, satiny finish.   Tiles have notched edges for ease in spacing; never used.   Will sell in any quantity. 6″ x 3″ x 3/8″ thick Great condition Qty = 140 $10 […]

Medmenham Antique Tiles England

On August 15, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Medmenham Tile, Buckinghamshire, England 1898-1906 Simple yet elegant raised-line design can work in many environments.   These can be laid out horizontally or in groups of 4 etc.  Or just use 4 as a focal point in an installation.  We acquired a large quantity of these 100+ year old tiles that have never been set. […]

Muresque Rabbit Tile

On August 4, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Rabbits were a popular subject with tile makers.   Here is one of Muresque’s versions (we have a different one also listed).  Placed on the diagonal, the rabbit or hare is seemingly relaxing in the tall grass.  Medium blue matte glaze in the recessed areas.  Very three dimensional and has […]

Cement Floor Tiles

On July 28, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, circa 1920-1940 We have quantities of these salvaged vintage cement tiles in 3 patterns.    Great for floors as they are heavy duty.   We will sell in any number.  Can be mixed or matched to create an interesting patio, entry way, garden path etc. 8″ x 8″ x 1″ thick Very […]

Cal Art Spanish Courtyard Tile

On July 28, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA   1920’s to 1960 Entitled “A Night in Spain,” this vintage tile has many wonderful features.  Portrays a finely-dressed couple standing near a fountain in a Spanish mission or courtyard.   Notice the crescent moon, individual adobe bricks, a red clay pot etc.   Great workmanship.  Tile is self […]

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  

Malibu Vintage Tea Tiles

On July 25, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Here are 4 lovely and special tea tiles by Malibu.     All sides are glazed and the tops are decorated with floral motifs. 6 1/2″ to 7 1/2″ wide Very good condition; varies per tile.   Some minor edge wear/surface marks on black glaze. Qty = as shown $400 […]

Mexican/Portuguese Tile Fountain

On July 18, 2018, in Customer Photos, Fountains, by nancy

This installation is made up of a combination of Mexican tiles and Portuguese tiles.  The 2 different blue and white patterns works well together!  Click on photo below to enlarge.