Market Day Panel by Harding Black

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Wonderful vintage tile panel is Harding Black’s depiction of a Mexican market.   Men and women are selling their wares in this colorful scene.  Each tile is approximately 6″ x 6.”   Can be framed or set as a focal point of an installation.  One tile was professionally recreated […]

Harding Black Piñata Panel

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   1940-1990 Harding Black was a master American ceramics artist, who was active from the 1930s to the 1990s. Early in his career, he worked for the WPA and also taught ceramics classes to children at San Antonio’s Witte Museum.   His main focus was pottery, but during the 1940’s […]

Trivet by Harding Black of San Antonio

On September 21, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Vintage trivet has a multi-colored floral pattern recessed into the red clay.  Harding Black was a significant contributor to the development of 20th century American ceramics. 5  1/4″ wide x 1″ tall Very good condition; very small edge chip; signed. Qty = 1 $395    

Hand-Painted Antique Portuguese Tile

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Satiny glazes cover this antique Portuguese tile.  Four glaze colors were used on the hand-painted floral motif. 5  5/8″ sq x 3/8″ thick Very good condition for its age Qty = 1 $40  

Flower Tile from Portugal

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Antique tile was salvaged before Portugal passed a law forbidding their old salvaged tiles to be exported and it comes from Norman Karlson’s huge collection.   It is the only one we have with this pattern.  Hand-painted floral motif with blue and off white satiny glazes. 5  3/4″ sq […]

Flint Faience Tile-Smiling Man

On September 14, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Vintage tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   This successful tile maker produced highly diversified tiles.   The face of a man is depicted; he is wearing a headband and a big smile! 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great […]

Fulper Flower Frogs

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Fulper Pottery, Flemington, NJ  1889-1929 We have a small collection of vintage/antique flower frogs made by Fulper.   Contact us for details. 3″ to 6″ long Great condition; scarab has small chip Qty = 1 each $35 – $125  

Bauer Goblets Vintage

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Ring ware goblets have glossy glazes and help create a colorful table setting.   Sold separately. 4  1/2″ tall Excellent condition; orange one has a glaze skip on bottom Qty = 1 each $175 each  

Bauer Vintage Lidded Spice Jar #2

On September 13, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Bright yellow spice jar is the middle of three sizes made by Bauer.  From their ring ware line and can be mixed or matched with other sizes. 6″ wide x 4  1/2″ tall Great condition; tiny glaze pop Qty = 1 $350  

Matt Carlton Bauer Square Bowls

On September 12, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA    1909-1962 Wonderful hand-made square bowls have glossy glazes and were originally made in 3 sizes:  10″, 7″ and 5″.   Matt Carlton’s work is well-known to Bauer collectors; he made a vast array of pieces.  He worked at Bauer from 1915-1946 when he retired.  Here are the 2 vintage […]

UND Round Floral Tile

On September 9, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND  1910-1967 Vintage tea tile is artist signed and comes from UND’s School of Mines.  Students were taught ceramics and many initialed their pieces.   This lovely round tea tile has a floral motif and glossy glazes. 4  7/8″ wide x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed. Qty = 1 […]

Atlantic Arts & Crafts Vintage Vases

On August 15, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Not much is known about this company from the East Coast, possibly New Jersey.   We have 2 of their Arts & Crafts vases with matte green glazing.   Tall leaves decorate the pieces with the tips curling just under the top edge.   These are circa 1920’s and are quite sturdy and heavy.  Both […]

California Faience Tea Tile-Yucca

On August 15, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Here is a beautiful example of California Faience’s tile work.   Vintage tea tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   The desert scene features a blooming yucca plant against a bright blue sky.   Tea tiles are round with glazed edges and originally […]

Cavalrymen Antique Dutch Tiles

On August 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, age unsure Although these Dutch tiles are not as old as many shown on our website, they were made using the same style and designs as we have seen on 17th century tiles.   Each tile depicts a different image of men on horseback with some holding swords and others with banners. […]

Man on Horse Antique Dutch Tile

On August 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland    circa 1700’s The Dutch were prolific in tile making as early as the 16th century.   The ubiquitous blue on white, decorated corners and simple motifs result in wonderful and collectible tiles.   Scenes of daily life, animals, birds, flowers, soldiers, children playing games are depicted on these charming tiles. We […]

House Tiles-Matte-Cal Art

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 We have this charming scenic tile in a variety of matte glaze colors.   And listed separately, are tiles with this image and colorful, satiny glazes.    Details include cypress and other trees, roof shingles, steps etc.  Self framed.  The tiles with the red roof are signed. 3 […]

Vintage Tiles-House in the Trees-Cal Art

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Satiny multi-colored glazes cover the charming scene on these Cal Art tiles.   A house is nestled among the trees with blue sky in the background.   Self framed.   We also have this scene in matte colors, listed separately. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition […]

Thatched-Roof Cottage Tiles by Cal Art Co.

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is our collection of Cal Art vintage tiles depicting a cottage with thatched roof set behind a stone/brick wall.   The glazing varies with each tile, ranging from light, muted colors to rich shades of brown, blue, green and sienna.  These are ideal for fireplace installations, framing, […]

Sea Gull Vintage California Art Tile Co.

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Muted matte glazes are pale blue, beige with touches of tan and brown.   This self-framed vintage tile depicts a sea gull in flight, with waves crashing over a large rock. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; small chip on bottom edge Qty = 1 […]

California Faience Lidded Temple Jars

On July 21, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Two vintage temple jars from California Faience have glossy glaze colors.   Jar on the left is their Persian blue with a button top domed lid.  The slightly large jar is robbin’s egg blue and has a flanged button top lid. 4  1/2″  –  4  3/4″ tall Excellent condition; signed […]

Claycraft Vintage Corbels

On July 21, 2017, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA   1921-1939 We have individual corbels for sale.   None of these really make a pair.  The two front ones are very close but not exact.  They have been salvaged and have some mortar on the backs.   The scenic corbel depicts a Spanish home; has visible chips on front. […]

Spanish Tile by M. Ramos Rejano

On July 15, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Manuel Ramos Rejano, Seville, Spain    late 1800’s – mid 1900’s Bright blue and white glazes cover this vintage Spanish tile.   Raised lines separate the colors and create the floral, Moorish-influenced pattern.  The tiles from this company decorate many buildings around the world. 10  3/4″ long x 5  1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very […]

Malibu Fountain Frog Arts & Crafts

On July 15, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Very special and rare vintage fountain frog with exceptional glazing.   The sought-after matte green is thick and gloppy; black covers his eyes, and paler green on the underside.   The frog is resting on a lily pad and the opening thru its mouth goes thru to the bottom for […]

S & S Vintage Fountain Spitter

On July 12, 2017, in California Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel (S & S), San Jose, CA  1921-1936 The outstanding workmanship by S&S is clearly visible on this vintage ceramic fountain spitter.  A very 3-dimensional man’s face is covered with glossy turquoise glazing with clay showing thru to highlight the details.   Hard to get the color right in the photos, but it […]

Lamosa Framed Tile with Dancing Couple

On July 12, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Lamosa Ladrillera, Monterrey, Mexico    circa 1940’s   The tile features two wonderful dancers on a patio with a hanging light in the background.  It looks like a combination of at least ten different colored glazes, both matte and satiny.  The piece is very detailed using the cuerda seca or dry line method.  The back […]