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    

Alhambra Kilns Ecclesiastic Tile

On April 5, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Santa Monica, CA  1926-1937 This vintage ecclesiastical relief tile depicts a kneeling saint or angel.   It’s a chunky tile, unglazed so it has a rustic feel. 3  3/4″ square x 1″ thick Great condition; very tiny chip on bottom edge Qty = 1 $125  

Alhambra Kilns Ship Scene

On January 3, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Santa Monica, CA  1926-1937 Here is a wonderful relief tile with an image of a Spanish galleon.   This is very 3-dimensional and notice the rope-like border.    In addition to their Santa Monica plant, the company opened a second facility in Alhambra, just east of Los Angeles. 7  1/2″ x 5  1/2″ […]

Alhambra Kilns Assorted Tiles

On June 20, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Santa Monica, CA  1926-1937 There is part of our Alhambra Kilns geometric and floral tile collection.    We have multiples of some of the designs.  They are all deeply molded  and could be combined to enhance any installation, or displayed as little pieces of art.   Contact us for more info.   Sold […]

Alhambra Kilns Winged Animal Tiles

On June 20, 2013, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Santa Monica, CA  1926-1937 Each of these vintage Alhambra Kilns tiles depicts a Biblical winged animal with a paw/hoof on an open book, most likely a Bible.   They are deeply molded and self framed terra cotta.  These can be seen in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6, page 16. […]

California Scenic Tiles

On November 21, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

These photos contain wonderful scenic tiles in our display case from some of the best tile makers of the Golden Age:  Batchelder, Cal Art, Claycraft, Muresque, Handcraft, Alhambra Kilns.   Contact us for individual photos, sizes and prices as many of these tiles will not have an individual listing.  

Alhambra Kilns Phoenix Tile

On May 5, 2012, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Santa Monica, CA  1926-1937 This vintage Alhambra tile depicts a phoenix or mythological bird on red clay.  Deep matte blue glaze is in the recessed areas.  See this in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6, page 16. 4 1/2″ square x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has corner and edge chips […]

Alhambra Kilns Terra Cotta Tile

On December 9, 2011, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Alhambra Kilns, Santa Monica, CA  1926-1937 Alhambra Kilns produced unglazed, terra cotta floor tiles, inserts, stair risers and ceiling tiles.
  This square relief tile depicts a lushly flowering vine or tree of life design inset in a circle bordered with stylized leaves.
 A sweet little antique tile.  See this in the Encyclopedia of American Art […]