Paul Czirban Ceramics

On June 26, 2019, in Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, by nancy

Paul Czirban, Los Angeles, CA  1946-present We have acquired several contemporary ceramic pieces made by Paul Czirban.    We shared the building with Paul when our store was in its early years on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.   Photos were taken from our store display; if interested in any of the pieces, we will […]

Polia Pillin Oblong Tray Abstract

On June 25, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Polia Pillin Art Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1948-1992 Here is an early piece by Polia with dark colors and abstract background.  Two figures are separated by a delicate tree.   Hand painted. 7 1/2″ x 6″ Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $625  

Antique Inkwell Saturday Evening Girls 1921

On June 15, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Saturday Evening Girls, Boston, MA  1908-1942 Artist signed and dated, this very old inkwell has satiny, medium blue glaze with small craze lines.   Nicely formed and very sturdy.    Initials are EG, possibly Eva Geneco, October 1921.   Last photo shows a decorated piece by this artist. 3″ x 3″ x 1  1/2″ tall […]

Redwood Trees on CALCO Tile

On June 13, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

CALCO, California Clay Products, So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Majestic redwood trees are the focus of this wonderful vintage tile from Calco.   Multi-colored polychrome glazing and 3-dimensional mountain and woodland scene are a great combination.   Self framed.   Can be used as central tile in a fireplace or any installation.   We also have […]

Antique Grueby Insert Tiles

On June 13, 2019, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby Pottery, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Matte tan glaze really stands out against the glossy black surface, which is recessed into the red clay.   Floral/geometric pattern.  Can be used for a number of projects. 3″ x 3″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 18 $80 each    

Bookends Female/Male Gladding McBean

On May 14, 2019, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Vintage bookends combine beauty and artistry that would enhance any setting.    Nude figures, male and female are sitting on and leaning against books.  The glazing is particularly eye catching in mottled shades of turquoise and green with a bit of crystallization.    There is a top corner chip […]

Vintage Floral Batchelder Tile

On May 2, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Large flower dominates this vintage, self-framed tile.  Has Batchelder’s characteristic attention to detail with matte glazing in the recessed areas. 5  3/4″ x 5  3/4″ x 1″ thick Great condition; signed, never set. Qty = 1 $250    

Batchelder Glazed Tile

On May 2, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Cuenca tile has raised lines forming the pattern and separating the matte glazes.  Vibrant colors and craze lines are attractive and eye catching.   Sold individually. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; signed, never set. Qty = 11 $135 each    

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