Tall Vases by Russel Wright 1940’s

On January 13, 2018, in Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, by nancy

Russel Wright/Bauer, Atlanta, GA  mid 1940’s Our collection of tall ceramic vases, each with unique glazing.   Russel Wright designs are sought after by collectors who treasure his modern creations.    Contact us for more photos and info.  Thick glaze dripped and pooled at the bottom of the green vases.   Some of it has […]

Russel Wright Centerpiece/Candle Holders

On January 13, 2018, in Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, by nancy

Russel Wright/Bauer, Atlanta, GA    mid 1940’s Russel Wright was an American Industrial designer during the 20th century. Beginning in the late 1920s through the 1960s, Russel Wright created a succession of artistically distinctive and commercially successful items that helped bring modern design to the general public.  He had a short stint with Bauer/Atlanta in […]

Square Flower Pot by Russel Wright

On January 13, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Bauer/Russel Wright, Atlanta, GA   mid 1940’s Flower pot/vase, designed by Russel Wright has a rare square shape with Atlanta Brick glaze on all sides.  Unfortunately, there is a hairline measuring 2 inches at one of the outside corners.  Priced accordingly. 4  1/4″ on all sides Good condition; hairline Qty = 1 $475 as is […]

Russel Wright Oval Vases

On January 12, 2018, in Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, by nancy

Russel Wright (1904-1976) Russel Wright was an American Industrial designer during the 20th century. Beginning in the late 1920s through the 1960s, Russel Wright created a succession of artistically distinctive and commercially successful items that helped bring modern design to the general public.   Wright’s association with Bauer Pottery was short lived, as his visionary […]

Bauer Hi-Fire Jardinieres

On December 23, 2017, in Garden Ware, Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 This is one of Bauer’s jardiniere designs, sometimes referred to as “porch pots.”   Hi-Fire line was introduced in 1937.  Here are 2 examples, cobalt and yellow with rings. 6″ wide x 5″ tall Great condition; cobalt has a tiny top edge glaze skip Qty = 1 each color […]

Cal Art Polychrome Tiles

On December 20, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is a selection of attractive vintage tiles with soft, satiny glaze colors.    Use in a number of ways; install in fireplace or back splash, frame or give as gifts. 4″ x 4″ x 5/8″ thick Condition varies Qty = as shown $100 to $125 each  

Opposing Birds-Batchelder Tiles

On December 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Small and chunky insert tiles each have birds facing each other.  Matte blue glazing.   Use in an installation or display as is.    Sold individually. 2 3/4″  x  2 3/4″  x  3/4″ thick Very good condition; signed.  Minor wear; 1 tile has a corner chip. Qty = 2 $75 […]

Art Deco Vase by California Faience

On December 14, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1955 Mottled glazing is shades of brown with a glossy finish.   Art Deco vase is round and the top half has a swirled pattern.  This is shown in Kirby Brown’s book:   California Faience Ceramics for Cottages and Castles. 5  1/2″ tall x 6″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = […]

More Batchelder Mini Tiles

On December 14, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  191909-1932 Tiny insert tiles come in a variety of colors and finishes, some with satiny glaze, some matte.    These were made to enhance installations by mixing with the larger tiles.    Thickness ranges from 1/2″ to 3/4″ 1  3/4″  x  1  3/4″ Condition varies Qty = as shown $35-40 each […]

Cottage Scene by Muresque Tile

On December 13, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 This vintage tile is deeply molded and filled with handsome details.   Depicted is an English cottage scene.  Notice the thatched roof and Tudor-style of the home, brick wall and heart-cut out in the gate.  Matte glazes and self framed. 6″ x 6″ x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; some […]

Vent Tiles by Mosaic Tile Co.

On December 13, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Mosaic Tile Company, Zanesville, OH   1894-1972 Decorative vintage vent tiles; also know as grilles or grates, were made for practical purposes, mainly to accommodate heat exchange.    They were used in fireplaces and other architectural installations.   Some were used to artfully mask floor drains.    The blue glaze is glossy and the green has a […]

Batchelder Rare Mayan Tile

On November 21, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 This Mayan tile is very different from the ones we usually see from Batchelder.   It is very thick with 4 separate Mayan faces/symbols.   Matte black glaze in the recessed areas outlines the images. 5  3/4″  x  5  3/4″  x  1″ thick Great condition; signed Qty = 2 $350 […]

Mayan or Aztec Batchelder Tile

On November 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Matte black glaze really compliments the 3-dimensional Mayan or Aztec image.  Interesting details and deep red clay add to the appeal of this vintage Batchelder tile. 4 3/4″ wide x 3 3/4″ tall x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $150  

CALCO Mayan Profile Tile

On November 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

CALCO (California Clay Products) So. Gate, CA This vintage tile has the face of a Mayan or Aztec warrior.  Glazing is a mix of tan, teal and brown with matte finish.  Can be framed, set into fireplace etc.  We have a 2nd tile with slightly darker glazing.  Sold individually. 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x […]

Malibu Tile with Central Floral Motif

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

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Glossy and matte glazes cover the smooth surface on these salvaged Malibu tiles.   These make great accent pieces within an installation. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; minor edge and surface wear Qty = 5 pcs $80 each  

Antique Spanish Border Tile Assortment

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

Made in Spain, circa 1700-1900’s These antique border tiles are all from Norman Karlson’s collection; a result of his many years of traveling and acquiring old tiles.  Each has its own character and charm; and all we have left is what is shown here.  Sold separately. sizes range from 3×5″ to 4×7″ Good condition; have […]

4-Tile Set from Spain

On October 31, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Spain, circa late 1800-early 1900’s These antique tiles have a smooth surface with colorful leaf motif.  Can be laid out in a couple of ways. 10  1/2″ x 10  1/2″ x 3/8″ thick Good condition; has chips and wear due to age Qty = 1 set = 4 $160 set  

Antique Spanish Tile with Urn

On October 28, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Made in Spain We are unsure how old this Spanish tile is, but we know from the corner we can see on the back that it was made in Spain.   There is a smooth surface with multiple colors depicting a large urn with flowers. 6″ x 6″ x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; mortar […]

Calco Vent Tiles

On October 28, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Clay Products (CALCO), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Also know as grills or ventilation tiles, these were originally designed for use in the transfer of heat, for stoves or fireplaces.   And they were also used in attics or foundations to let air thru.  These were made by CALCO and have their signature mottled glazing. […]

Muresque Dutch Scene Tiles

On October 28, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Very 3-dimensional vintage tiles depict a lovely Dutch scene, complete with windmill.  Lots of great details and self framed. 6″ x 6 x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; some minor surface wear/chips Qty = 2 $550 each  

Grape Leaf Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A leaf is the central focus of this vintage tile.   A vine with leaves and grapes is depicted and the tile matte glazing.  Self framed.   Sold separately. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4 pcs $325 each    

Batchelder Tile with Trees

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Trees dominate the landscape image on the vintage Batchelder tile.   The background shows structures on a hillside.  Matte blue glazing. 3  3/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; minor wear.  Signed. Qty = 3 $150 each    

Bird Tile by Batchelder

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Lovely vintage tile has 2 birds, facing each other and perched on branches.  As always with Batchelder tile, there is attention to detail.  Notice the framing around the image, the decorated corners and the oversized flower.  Matte blue glaze highlights the recessed areas. 3  3/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Great […]

Claycraft Polychrome Tile

On October 25, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Vintage tile made in the cuenca (raised line) method with bright glossy glaze colors. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $65  

Mission Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 25, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage polychrome relief tile depicts an old California or Spanish mission.  Wonderful matte glazing has some curdling in the green and gray.  Self framed. 7 3/4″ tall x 3  3/4″ wide x 5/8  thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $1000