Robertson of Hollywood Bowls

On February 9, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Robertson Pottery, No. Hollywood, CA   1934-1950 We have 2 very unique vintage bowls, each with Robertson’s lovely glazes.   Persian blue bowl is fluted and bright crackly yellow has 8 sides. 7 to 8″ wide x 4 to 5″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 each $425 each  

Decorative Vintage Cement Tile

On February 9, 2019, in American Tiles, by nancy

This vintage cement tile has vibrant colors and although meant to be part of a 4-tile pattern, it looks good on its own.   Combine with different designs to create something unique.   Can be used indoors or out.  We have other patterns-contact us if interested in photos.  4th photo was taken in downtown Los […]

Fountain Frog by Italian Terra Cotta Co.

On February 7, 2019, in Miscellaneous Items, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Italian Terra Cotta Company, Los Angeles, CA   circa 1920-1970 Very desirable matte green glaze covers this large vintage fountain frog.   This is an early piece and has great detailing.  Openings were made for water to be pumped thru the mouth, and ITC’s marked is incised into the base.   This is very heavy […]

Bauer/Matt Carlton Hybrid Rebekah Vase

On February 6, 2019, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 According to Jack Chipman’s “Collector’s Encyclopedia of Bauer Pottery,” this shape is called hybrid Rebekah twist handled vase.  It is hand thrown with 2 attached handles and a ridge about 2″ down from the top.   Nice deep blue glazing. 10″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $1200    

American Encaustic Moorish Tile Set

On January 24, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co.,  Los Angeles, CA  1919-1933 4-tile set from AET’s LA plant has raised lines separating the vibrant glaze colors.   Tiles can be laid out in a few ways, including horizontally.  Last photo shows this pattern that appears in Norman Karlson’s “Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles.” Each tile is 6″ x 6″ […]

D&M California Vintage Tile

On January 12, 2019, in California Tiles, by nancy

Davies & McDonald (D&M) Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1828-1939 Colorful D&M tile has a smooth surface with 5 satiny glaze colors. 6″ x 6″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $65     

Painted Bauer Pieces

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Hand-painted Bauer pieces are unique and done by many artists.   Here are a vintage painted plate (9 1/2″) and covered casserole (8″ wide x 3 1/2″ tall).   Multi-colored glazes have a satiny finish.   Lovely flowers decorate all the pieces.  Artist signed:   OMB      Sold […]

Rare Miniature Bauer Indian Bowls

On December 22, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 We are always excited to acquire these special Bauer pieces as they are getting harder to find.   Glazed in bright orange  (camera does not capture the color accurately), delft blue and black.  There are some reflections from overhead lighting.   Note:  a few pottery experts have looked at […]

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    

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 […]