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  

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 […]