Brush Vintage Majolica Vases

On December 31, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Brush Pottery, Zanesville, OH  1925-1982 These vases were first introduced in 1926 when the company achieved their Majolica glazing technique.   The vases have a molded floral motif and tall neck.  Selling individually; we have duplicates of some of these. 4  1/4″ tall Great condition Qty = 2 each $125 each  

Majolica Candlesticks by Brush Pottery

On December 30, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Brush Pottery, Zanesville, OH  1925-1982 Created in 1926, the Majolica line was the result of a complicated glazing process.  Here are two pairs of candlestick holders, with dazzling Majolica glazing.   One set is primarily brown and blue; the second set is blue and yellow.  Sold individually (not necessarily in pairs). 3″ tall x 3 […]

Vintage Ceramic Ashtray Assortment

On December 28, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Here are some of the vintage ceramic ashtrays we have right now.  There are a variety of pottery companies represented here:   Bauer, CALCO, Craftily, Malibu and Pewabic.  Contact us for more photos and details.    Sizes and prices vary.  

Malibu Tile Side Table

On December 28, 2016, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Attractive vintage iron-based table was made using genuine Malibu tiles.   There are 21 four inch floral tiles surrounded by black quarter rounds.  The custom iron base has two openings (4″ wide) to hold planters.  This table can be used inside or out for a unique statement. 32″ long x […]

Checkerboard Vintage Malibu Tiles

On December 28, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 We have quantities of these brightly-colored Malibu tiles.    There are three sizes to mix or match.   Combine with other solid tiles for an interesting installation. 2×2″  Qty = 24 pcs  $25 each 2×4″  Qty = 86 pcs  $35 each 2×6″  Qty = 56 pcs  $45 each Very good […]

RARE Malibu Pitcher 1926

On December 27, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This very rare, possibly one-of-a-kind pitcher was made in 1926 for the Rindge family, owners of Malibu Potteries.   The glossy brown has a green over glaze resulting in a beautiful surface.  This was hand thrown with an applied handle.    A wonderful piece of history for any collector! 6″ […]

Ruffled Bowls by Matt Carlton

On December 27, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Here are two hand-thrown vintage Bauer bowls with hand-formed ruffled edges.   Matt Carlton was one of the many talented throwers and glazers employed by Bauer during its long history. 6″ wide x 3″ tall Excellent condition Qty = 1 each color shown $150 each  

Claycraft Covered Wagon Tile

On December 27, 2016, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 An image from the Wild West is depicted on this large vintage relief tile.  Six oxen are pulling the covered wagon through the desert.   There are mountains in the background with desert cacti and rocks in the foreground.   Lots of details and self framed.   We believe […]

Bauer Candle Holders

On December 23, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Bauer Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1962 Bright glossy glazes cover this selection of Bauer vintage candle stick holders.   If looking for a pair, just ask as we have more in most colors.   Matt Carlton made these and they come in 3 sizes.   We have the two larger sizes and the black and […]

Grueby Antique Tiles

On December 22, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Two matte glaze colors cover this geometric pattern.   We have enough for a small project; or, mix these with other designs or solids. 4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 50 pcs $150 each    

Southwest Style Pitcher

On December 22, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Unknown pottery maker This ceramic pitcher has been etched with details indicative of the Southwest.   A man in a sombrero is taking a siesta under a flowering tree, there are cacti and other desert vegetation.   The handle and spout, as well as the top and bottom, are also decorated.   Rich, matte blue […]

Franklin Bird Tiles

On December 21, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Crisp raised lines result in excellent color separation on these vintage Franklin tiles.   They have soft pastel glazes with matte and satiny finishes.   We also have other bird tiles, listed separately. 4  1/4″ sq x 1/4″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 1 ea $150 ea […]

Tudor Vintage Vase

On December 21, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Tudor Tiles, Los Angeles, CA  1927-1939 Although this company mainly focused on tile making, we sometimes come across their pottery.   This miniature vase has matte blue glaze with some mottled green.  It has two little handles and rings around the bottom. 3  3/4″ tall x 2  1/4″ at its widest Excellent condition Qty = […]

Portuguese Antique Flower/Fruit Panels

Selection of antique tile panels that were made in the 1700’s, after the earthquake that devastated a large portion of Lisbon, Portugal.   These historic treasures are referred to as Azulejos Pombalinos, named after the Marquis de Pombal who was responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon.    They all come from Norman Karlson’s vast collection […]

Saturday Evening Girls Signed Plate

On December 15, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Saturday Evening Girls, Boston, MA  1908-1942 Antique plate is evenly glazed with matte teal.   Although not as sought after as their decorated pieces, it is still desirable.  Artist signed and dated October 1917. 8  1/4″ wide Great condition; signed Qty = 1 $65  

Arequipa Matte Green Vase

On December 15, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Arequipa Pottery, Fairfax, CA  1911-1957 Matte green glazing covers this tall vintage vase.   There is an uneven texture mixed with the smooth surface.   During this pottery’s history, skilled ceramists were employed, including Frederick H. Rhead and Louis M. Solon. 9″ tall Very good condition; signed.   Has a tiny top edge chip and […]

UND Vintage Bowl

On December 15, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND  1910-1967 Glossy black glaze covers this small vintage bowl made by the School of Mines at UND.  Glossy black is hard to photograph so there are some reflections from the lighting.  Those are not chips. 4  1/2″ wide x 2″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $150 […]

Alhambra Kilns Ecclesiastic Eagle Tile

On December 13, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Alhambra, CA  1926-1937 We rarely see Alhambra Kilns tiles with colored, glossy glazes.   This 3-dimensional tile has an ecclesiastical depiction of an eagle with perhaps the bible.  This image refers to St. John. 3  1/2″ sq x 5/8″ thick Excellent condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 $275    

Japanese Antique Tile Set

On December 13, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Sami Tile Works, Nagoya, Japan  circa early 1900’s Antique 4-tile set has excellent color separation with raised lines forming the pattern.  Four glossy glazes have crazing.   Each tile measures 6″. 12″ x 12″ x 3/8″ thick Great condition; very minor wear, signed Qty = 1 set of 4 $200    

More 3″ Antique Grueby Geometrics

On December 10, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Grueby geometrics came in many patterns and glaze combinations.  Mix or match them to enhance any installation.   Contact us for more details. 3″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; some are signed $80 each  

Grueby Antique Tiles with Leaf 4″

On December 9, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 A four-leaf pattern sits within a border and on this antique Grueby tile.  Matte glazes with a couple of versions to pick from. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4  turquoise/blue Qty = 2 blue/tan/beige  

Geometric 4″ Grueby Tile Assortment

On December 9, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 We have a mix of geometric patterns with matte glaze colors. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = as shown $150 each    

Grueby Tiles with Diamonds

On December 9, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA   1984-1919 These antique Grueby tiles all have a diamond pattern, or square on the diagonal within a square.   Some have borders.   Matte glaze colors have Grueby’s signature gloppy, alligator texture. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4 tan with dark blue Qty = 2 medium […]

Grueby Glossy Black Geometrics

On December 7, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Grueby, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 We don’t get too many Grueby tiles with glossy black glaze.   The matte colors  pop against the black super-shiny glaze.  Contact us if interested in any of these. 4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $150  

Rose Cabat Tall Vase

On December 7, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Rose Cabat Pottery, Tucson, AZ  1940’s – 2015 Since her death, Rose Cabat’s pottery has become more sought after and valuable.  This hand-thrown tall vase has stunning, mottled glazes in warm shades of brown, beige and off white.   Thick glaze pools at the bottom and has both matte and glossy finishes.   Check our […]