AET Victorian Tile

On May 6, 2014, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 A 3-dimensionl geometric pattern covers this old Victorian tile.  Shades of brown have a glossy finish which has crazing.  This prolific tile maker was perhaps the largest of US companies with the most tile designs. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; edge chip.   Signed, never […]

AETCO Victorian Tile

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

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Three-dimensional daisies cover this antique Victorian tile.    The glossy surface has crazing and there are shades of brown, creamy yellow and touches of blue. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Great condition; signed. Qty = 4 $75 each

Vintage Art Deco AET Tile Table/Iron

On March 15, 2014, in Tile Tables, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Vintage tiles from AET are cleverly arranged on this attractive tile table.   The  Art Deco iron base has been painted maroon and has an aged patina. 17  1/2″ x 13  1/2″ x 21″ tall Great condition Qty = 1 $1200

AET Field Tile/Turquoise

On December 20, 2012, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Los Angeles, CA  1919-1933 This field tile with its talc body comes from AET’s LA plant that was in Hermosa Beach.  Lovely shade of light turquoise with a hint of jade green.  We have enough on hand for a small project; about 13-14 sq. ft. 4  1/4″ square x 1/4″ thick […]

AET Persian Border Tile

On December 19, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

AET (American Encaustic Tiling Co.), Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 This vintage border tile has a colorful floral pattern with a Persian influence.   It has matte glazes on a smooth surface. 6″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $75

AET Field Tile/Pale Blue

On November 2, 2012, in American Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 This could have been made in AET’s LA plant, but we’re not sure.   This little tile has glossy, pale blue glazing on a smooth surface.   We have enough to cover a little over 16 square feet or 100 linear feet. 2″ square x 3/8″ thick Great […]

AET Field Tile/Golden Mustard

On November 2, 2012, in American Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic, Los Angeles, CA  1919-1933 Matte textured glazing covers this vintage field tile from AET’s Los Angeles location.   Each tile is slightly different giving character and dimension to any installation.  We have enough on hand to cover about 10 square feet or almost 60 linear feet.   Can be used with decorative tiles […]

AET “L’Automne” Autumn Tile

On September 8, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Company, Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 This signed antique portrait relief tile depicts “L’Autumne” as a classical harvest goddess wearing a lush wreath of realistically modeled grape clusters and leaves.
 The rich, glossy mocha glaze enhances the depth and detail of this wonderful tile.
 We also have the “Ete” or Summer version.  See this […]

AET “Ete” Summer Tile

On September 8, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Company, Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Lovely signed antique portrait relief tile depicts Summer (Ete) as a classical goddess of bounty wearing a wreath of wheat stalks, nicely modeled.
  The rich glossy mocha glaze intensifies the depth and many details of this Victorian tile. 
Crazing adds character to this wonderful tile. 
We also have […]

AET Panel-Woman with Dog

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Remarkable vintage panel by AET consisting of six 6×6 tiles.  There are so many wonderful details to catch the eye, especially the overall design where one is viewing the outdoor scene thru an archway.  The female figure, sitting on a rock among the trees, is lovingly petting the […]

AET Nursery Rhyme Tiles

On May 6, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Wonderful vintage nursery rhyme tiles from Norman Karlson’s collection.  
AET used the brown dry-line technique characteristic of only a handful of tile makers.
  The designs are charmingly executed and the many glaze colors are complimentary.
  We have several nursery rhyme tiles; these are just a few and they […]

AET LA Contoured Flower Tile

On April 22, 2011, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Los Angeles, CA   1919-1933 This very beautiful contoured border tile was made in the Los Angeles location of AET (Zanesville, OH).  It is deeply molded and has very striking glossy glaze colors.  Originally made to be on the top row of an installation, this tile is unique enough to be […]

American Encaustic Tulip Tile

On March 23, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 Deeply molded vintage AET tile with two tulips and leaves.  This heavy tile is beautiful with its matte blue and yellow glazes, and beige in the background.  Signed. 6″ square x 3/4″ thick Good condition; small edge chips were professionally restored (priced accordingly) Qty = 2 $395 each

AET Terra Cotta Border Tile 1

On March 8, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 We have 4 different designs on vintage unglazed, red clay border tiles.  This one has thick, raised lines creating a repeating pattern.  We have enough on hand to cover over 300″ or 25.5 linear feet; sold separately.  There is only one tile with AET’s signature out of the […]

AET Terra Cotta Border Tile 2

On March 8, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

  American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 This version of AET’s unglazed border has the outline of two leaves with raised lines creating the pattern.  We have enough to cover 96″ or 8 linear feet; sold separately.  Only one tile out of the entire lot has a signature. 6″ x 3″ x 1/2″ thick […]

AET Terra Cotta Border Tile 3

On March 8, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 This vintage unglazed red clay tile has repeating X’s alternating with simple flowers.   The areas around these shapes are recessed.  We have enough on hand to cover 16.5 linear feet; sold separately.  Only one out of the entire batch has a signature. 6″ x 3″ x 1/2″ […]

AET Terra Cotta Border Tile 4

On March 5, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 A repeating floral pattern decorates this vintage border tile, left unglazed.  The area around the flowers is recessed for a 3-dimensional look.  We have enough on hand to cover 27 linear feet; sold separately.  We found only one signed tile from all four designs. 6″ x 3″ x […]

AET “Ye Good King Arthur” Tile

On February 16, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH 
1875-1935 This transfer-printed tile trivet’s design is from a set produced by AET in the 1890’s as part of a series of tiles depicting illustrations from Walter Crane’s book of English nursery rhymes, “Baby’s Opera”.
  This is a commemorative piece celebrating the Pittsburg Tile Industry Field Day of July […]

Victorian Portrait Tile/Summer

On February 4, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH  1875-1935 We attribute this vintage Majolica molded relief 6×6 tile to AET.  This is a delightful dust-pressed majolica art tile nicely set in a contemporary wood frame.  The graceful, feminine portrait and delicate flowers are bordered on the right side with the embossed word “Summer.”  The bright emerald glaze […]

AET Fu (Foo) Dog/Lion Tile

On January 29, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

American Encaustic Tiling Co., Zanesville, OH    1875-1935 This is a superlative, high-relief tile depicting a Foo dog bordered by  a graceful swirl of peonies and bracketed at each corner with a linear geometric motif.   Foo dogs are the ancient guardians of Buddhist teples.  Peonies are highly prized for their exquisite beauty and are […]

AET Angel with Cymbals Tile

On January 22, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Adorable vintage AET signed tile with winged figure playing the cymbals.