Small Bauer Flower Pots

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Glossy cobalt glazing covers these small Bauer flower pots, each from a different line.  The smallest is plain while the others have rings.  Sold separately. 3 1/2″ to 4″ tall Great condition.  Plain pot has been factory-drilled for drainage. Qty = 1 each $25 – 40 each  

Vintage Bauer Batter Bowl

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Large 2-quart batter bowl has brilliant orange glazing and comes from Bauer’s Ring Ware line.   Photos do not accurately represent the color, but Bauer collectors are familiar with their bright orange.   Last photo is more accurate. 4 1/2″ tall Great condition; a few glaze skips Qty = 1 $125 […]

Framed Malibu Tiles

On December 22, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage Malibu tiles have a smooth surface with colorful glazes.   These 6″ tile have been set into wood frames that can be painted or left as is.    Pretty floral motifs.  Sold separately. Overall 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x 1″ thick Great condition; very minor wear Qty = […]

Polo Player D&M Vintage Tile

On December 21, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

D & M Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1928-1939 A polo player on horseback is depicted on this vintage Davies & McDonald tile.  Smooth surface has multiple glaze colors and a satiny finish. 8″ x 8″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; very small edge chips.  Never set. Qty = 1 $350    

Very Old Mexican Tile

On December 21, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico, 1920-1930’s We love these very old hand-made Mexican tiles.   This one has colorful glazes and an organic feel.   Tile has a floral motif, beveled edges and the finger marks in the clay can be seen and felt on the back. 5  1/2″ x 5  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; […]

Garden City Sugar & Creamer

On December 19, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Early set of plain covered sugar bowl and creamer has bright yellow glazing.  This company made several styles.   If looking for something specific, let us know as we have odd pieces, even some lids. 2  1/2″ – 3″ tall Great condition Qty = 1 set $145 set […]

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.          

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 Hand-thrown vintage fan vases by Matt Carlton have glossy glazing.   There are two ridges and marks from the potters wheel are visible. 5  3/4″ tall Great condition Qty = 1 each $350 each        

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 […]