Large Vintage D & M Tile

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

Davies & McDonald Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1928-1939 D & M tile has a Moorish-inspired pattern with 6 satiny glaze colors on a smooth surface. 8″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 2 $250 each  

San Jose Assorted Plates

On October 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s Wonderful old plates each have a different Mexican-themed scene.  All have satiny glazes in many bright colors.  Two have the signature SJP at lower right side. 8  1/4″ wide Excellent condition; one plate as a chip on the back (Flamenco dancers) Qty = 1 each $500 = […]

Cock Fight on San Jose Plate

On October 3, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s Cock fighting was a popular sport and often portrayed on tiles and pottery.   This small vintage plate has such a scene with many colorful glazes.    We have many San Jose plates; contact us if looking for something specific. 6″ wide Excellent condition Qty = 1 $225 […]

San Jose Decorative Plate

On September 30, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX   1920-1950’s This vintage ringed plate features two seated women holding pottery, executed in bright glaze colors with a satiny finish.  Nice simple details. 9  1/2″ wide Excellent condition Qty = 1 $550     

Garden City Embossed Pots

On September 23, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Garden City Pottery, San Jose, CA  1902-1979 Vintage hanging pots are all embossed with a floral motif around the bottoms.   There are 3 holes for wire hangers and all have been factory drilled for drainage.   Glossy glaze colors.  The yellow pot has a hairline and the green has small chips. 9  1/2″ wide […]

George Nelson Mid-Century Tiles

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

George Nelson, New York, NY   1936-1986 George Nelson (1908–1986) was an American industrial designer and one of the founders of American Modernism.  We have 70+ pieces of this salvaged vintage tile, enough to cover almost 10 sq. ft.  Cool design is recessed into the clay and covered with matte green glaze.   Will sell […]

Bauer Gloss Pastel Kitchenware

On September 22, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA   1909-1962 Ray Murray of Bauer designed the Gloss Pastel line of useful kitchenware in 1941.  We have a few pieces on hand, all in glossy yellow.   This line has a ‘modern’ look and adds color and charm to any setting.    Contact us for more details.   Sold individually. […]

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, […]