Vintage Ship Tile-Framed

On May 31, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, circa 1920’s This very three-dimensional vintage tile depicts a sailing ship on the ocean.  Matte glazing in shades of blue appears to be thick and textured in some areas.   The work is reminiscent of Russell Crook.   The 6 1/2″ tile has rounded edges.   Wood frame is newer with nice […]

Victorian Border Tiles

On May 30, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

AET, Beaver Falls, Cambridge, Old Bridge, Trent These are just some of the old tile companies who made these antique border tiles.  Each one has a beauty of its own.  Unfortunately we do not have quantities of the patterns other than what is shown here.  Some of our customers get creative and combine several patterns […]

Malibu Border Tiles

On May 19, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Here are some vintage Malibu border tiles with designs influenced by the ceramic art of the Saracens.   Tiles have a smooth surface and glossy glazes.    We have limited amounts of each. 4″ long x 2″ wide x 1/2″ thick Good condition; varies per tile $35 to $50 each […]

Antique Hand-Painted Tile – Mexico

On May 18, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa  1920’s Very old tile has a floral/leaf pattern within a diagonal frame.   Soft colors on a smooth surface.   Beveled edges. 5  1/2″ x  5  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has some edge chips/wear Qty = 1 $65  

Colorful Mexican Vintage Tiles

On May 15, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Mexico, circa 1920-1930’s This assortment of tile has the same hand-painted pattern but with different glazing.  These are all old, have a smooth surface with satiny finish and beveled edges.   Sold separately. 4  3/8″ x 4  3/8″ x  1/2″ thick Very good condition; varies per tile Qty = as shown $65 each […]

Vintage Fish Tile Panel

On May 10, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Four-tile panel depicts a tropical fish swimming among the reeds.   The glazes are a mix of glossy and matte on a smooth surface.   This can be mounted and framed in a bathroom or child’s room; could be installed as a focal point in a shower ,tub or pool area.   We are unsure […]

House-Number Sign with Batchelder Tiles

On May 9, 2018, in California Tiles, Customer Photos, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Here are 2 awesome, hand-made house number signs using some of our vintage Batchelder tiles mixed with a contemporary house-number tile.  A clever use of  tiles, bricks, stone and topped with an aged architectural element.    

Moravian Vintage Sconce/Candle Holder

On May 4, 2018, in American Tiles, by nancy

Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, Doylestown, PA  1898-present Vintage ceramic candle holder or sconce features birds set within a banded ring.  The raised design is covered with glossy glazes.   Factory drilled for hanging and the candle opening is 3/4″ wide.   This piece is from the early 1900’s. 11″ tall x 4  1/4″ wide […]

Cuenca S&S Spanish Geometric Tile

On April 28, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel (S & S), San Jose, CA  1921-1936 Glossy glazes are separated by raised lines which also outline the design.   Vintage tile has a Spanish-influenced geometric pattern. 4″ x 4″ x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 $70  

Vintage Geometric Tiles-S&S

On April 28, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel (S & S), San Jose, CA  1921-1936 Vintage tiles have geometric patterns recessed into the red clay.   Matte glazes highlight the designs.   These have a rustic feel and can be combined in any quantity to add interest to an installation. 4″ x 4″    thickness ranges from 1/2″ to 5/8″ […]

S & S Vintage Tiles

On April 27, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel (S & S), San Jose, CA  1921-1936 These tiles have a smooth surface with matte glazes.    Will sell in any quantity.  There are glaze skips on the surfaces; these are not chips. 4″ x 4″ x  1/2″ thick Very good condition; signed, never set Qty = as shown $50 each  

Franklin Vintage Taurus Bull Astrological Tile

On April 24, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Eight-sided vintage tile depicts Taurus the Bull.   Nicely detailed border and 4 glossy glaze colors.    Aries Ram is listed separately. 9  1/2″ wide x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; some edge wear, never set Qty = 1 $550

Bauer Rare Bud Vase

On March 15, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Here is a vintage bud vase with rare color delft blue.  There are rings around the base and a few around the top.   Couple of dark spots in the glaze. 5 1/2″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 $400  

Catalina Painted Plate Frances M. Graham

On March 10, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Catalina Island Pottery, Avalon, CA  1927-1937 This large Catalina plate has a hand-painted depiction of a Mexican man playing his guitar while seated on his horse.   The artist, Frances Mae Graham, spent 10 years on the island and was a prolific painter. 14″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $1200  

Claycraft Fruit Bowl Vintage Tile

On February 7, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Very 3-dimensional vintage tile depicts a footed bowl containing a variety of fruit.   Self framed with a raised border.   The finish on this tile is not original; someone darkened the surface.  Original finish would be pale ‘dusty’ looking glaze colors.  Some of the dark finish is peeling […]

S & S Insert Tiles

On February 7, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Solon & Schemmel, San Jose, CA  1921-1936 Lovely vintage tiles each depicting a floral or geometric motif with raised lines separating the colors.   Selling individually. 3″ x 3″ x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $75 – $100  

Effigy Bowl by Fulper

On January 26, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Fuller Pottery, Flemington, NJ  1899-1929 Vintage ceramic effigy bowl has beautiful glazing in shades of blue and green.   The large bowl is held by 3 figures mounted on a base.  Made only during the early years of Fulper’s production and discontinued by the teens. 11 wide x 7  1/2″ tall Very good condition; has […]

Bauer Plain Ware Bowls

On January 24, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Wonderful bowls from Bauer’s Plain Ware line.    The delft blue is more rare and priced more than the orange bowl in the same size. 10″ and 8 1/2″ Excellent condition; signature is hard to see. Qty = 1 each $275 Delft Blue $200 Orange $160 Yellow  

San Jose Bowl with Dogwood

On January 16, 2018, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920’s-1950’s Lovely vintage bowl is decorated with a dogwood blossom.   Five satiny glaze colors plus turquoise on the outside.  The drips from the cobalt blue add an interesting touch.    Has the Maguey plant on the bottom (San Jose’s familiar mark). 8″ wide x 2″ tall Great […]

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 Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, 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