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

Tiles with Spanish People

On October 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Spain    Circa early 1900’s We just acquired a large amount of unset antique tiles from Spain.   All have depictions of Spanish people, knights, etc.   Some may even be Don Quixote characters.  Hard to show them all. 2  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set $20 each    

Matte Green Grueby Field Tile

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

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Arts & Crafts matte green field tile can be used for a number of projects.   Can be mixed with other colors and sizes. 2″ x 2″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 96 pcs $20 each  

Taylor 4-Tile Pheasant Panel

On October 19, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Taylor Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1934-1938 An amazingly beautiful vintage scenic panel depicting a pheasant perched on a tree branch.   Glaze colors are abundant; tiles have a smooth, glossy finish.   This can be installed indoors or out; set in a tile table or framed. 16  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never […]

CALCO Adam & Eve Bookends

On October 17, 2017, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

California Clay Products (CALCO), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Selling vintage ceramic bookends depicting Adam & Eve.   Mottled glazing has a glossy finish and images are very three dimensional. 7″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall x 3″ thick (each piece) Excellent condition Qty = 1 set $425 set  

Muresque Vintage Viking Ship Tiles

On October 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Here’s a selection of deeply-molded vintage tiles depicting Viking ships on the high seas.   Matte glaze colors have that ‘dusty’ look that Batchelder and Claycraft also produced. 6″ sq x  3/4″ thick Condition varies; signed Qty = as shown $500-600  

Vintage Mission Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Old California mission is depicted on this vintage relief tile.  Simple details and matte glaze colors. 3 3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition Qty = 4 $450 each    

Batchelder Vintage Fountain

On October 6, 2017, in Fountains, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Two piece fountain has a very detailed and three dimensional pedestal topped with a petal-like shaped bowl.   The underside of the bowl has nice detailing.  A pump for water can easily be installed.    Matte glazing. 26″ tall x 22″ wide Good condition; has some chips and wear Qty […]

Turquoise Catalina Plates

On October 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage dinnerware has glossy turquoise glazing.  Mix or match with other Catalina plates for a colorful table setting. 7″ and 8″ wide Great condition; signed.  Plate #2 has a hairline (about 1″) 7″ Qty = 2 8″ Qty = 3 $15 each 7″ $25 each 8″ ($20 for plate […]

Vintage Catalina Blue Plates

On October 5, 2017, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 Vintage plates in 3 sizes:  7 1/2″ red clay (earlier), 8 1/4″ white clay and 10″ white clay.  Matte medium blue glaze.  The 2 larger plates have rolled edge. Very good condition; red clay plate has small edge chip Qty = 1 each $15 = 7″ $25 = 8″ […]

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 […]