Batchelder Bird Tile

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

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 A bird or duck is depicted on this vintage tile.   It has a banded frame and decorative corners.  Matte green glaze covers the recessed areas. 3  3/4″ square x 5/8″ thick Great condition; one small corner chip; signed-never set Qty = 1 $135

Batchelder Hex Tile Assortment

On November 6, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA 1909-1932 Here is a sample of the geometric, six-sided tiles that we have on hand.    All are Batchelder with a variety of colors and patterns.   Contact us if you are looking for a specific pattern or color combination and we’ll try to help.   Our partner also has a […]

Batchelder Vintage Bookends

On March 23, 2013, in Pottery, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 A young girl reading a book is depicted on this vintage bookend.  Touches of blue glaze is in the folds of her dress and around her face.  It is very well made, as one would expect from Batchelder.   We also have a pair of sleeping boys glazed with soft […]

Batchelder Vintage Corbels

On March 7, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 We have a limited supply of Batchelder corbels on hand-here are four of them.   Will be glad to provide more details and photos.   Sold in pairs. In addition to corbels, we have archways, a 3-piece niche, 7-piece spandrel and other odds and ends. 4″ to 6″ Great condition […]

Batchelder Field Tile Variety

On January 22, 2013, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 We have large quantities of Batchelder field tiles in a variety of sizes and shades; some bullnose.    Good for repairs, fireplace/fountain installations etc.   Available sizes are:  6×6″, 6×4″, 4×4″, 4×2″, 3×3″, 3×2″ and  2×2″. We just got a quantity of 8×8″ – no photos yet as tiles are […]

Batchelder Mini Bird Tile

On December 27, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

  Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Here is a sweet little insert tile with an image of a bird.   It has smooth, matte glazing and a 3-dimensional bird motif.  We were happy to acquire a box of this little gems!   And we have some opposing tiles with similar bird/pelican. 1  3/4″ square x […]

Batchelder Insert Tile

On December 1, 2012, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

  Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Matte blue glazing covers this deeply-molded, vintage tile.  The centered flower is surrounded by a band of dots with stylized leaves in the corners.  This is from Norman Karlson’s large tile collection; a similar tile can be seen in his Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6, page 75. […]

Batchelder Large Vintage Panel

On November 23, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 We are excited to offer this majestic, museum-quality panel with great Arts & Crafts styling and wonderful subject matter.  The best we’ve ever had!    Words cannot describe these large vintage tiles so we’ll be glad to talk to anyone interested in these beauties.    More photos and info available […]

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.  

Batchelder History & Photos

On November 21, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Ernest Allen Batchelder built a home and studio in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco in 1909 after establishing his reputation at Throop Polytechnic Institute (now Caltech) in the field of Arts & Crafts.  He and a few students specialized in making tile with the understated look appropriate for Craftsman architecture.  His designs […]

Batchelder Vintage Pineapple Tile

On August 7, 2012, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Here is a chunky little insert tile with Batchelder’s version of a pineapple.   This was a popular motif for Batchelder and can be used in a variety of settings.  Pale blue satiny glaze is compliments with a deeper blue in the recessed areas. 2 3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick […]

Batchelder Hunter/Dog Tiles

On April 11, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 We have these three vintage tiles from Batchelder all depicting a hunter and his dog.  All are depression glazed, matte relief tiles with a Medieval influence.   Sold separately. 4″ square x 1/2″ thick Great condition; varies per tile Qty = 1 each $150 each

Batchelder Antique Mayan Tiles

On January 12, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Here is an assortment of tiles we have on hand with Batchelder’s sought-after Mayan and Aztec face tiles.  All are deep relief, depression glazed in a variety of colors.   In addition to what is shown here, we have about a dozen more for sale.   Just contact us for […]

Batchelder Hunter/Prey Tile

On December 15, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 This depression-glazed, matte relief tile depicts a hunter spearing his prey.
  Both the archaic design and the intensity of the depicted emotion emphasize the Medieval inspiration, an influential design source for Batchelder and other Arts & Crafts era artisans.  
Shown is brilliant chartreuse, but we also have dark green, cobalt […]

Batchelder Celtic Rosette Tile

On May 7, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 This deep-relief molded tile is a splendid example of Batchelder’s genius.  The Medieval-inspired Celtic rosette motif is decorated in blue and plum engobe in the recesses on a buff ground.  This tile is illustrated as No. 302 in a period catalogue.  The dimensionality of the rosette is striking and is […]

Batchelder Large Landscape Scenic Tile

On April 23, 2011, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA   1909-1932 Here is an excellent example of the work done by Batchelder.   This wonderful scenic tile has an idyllic landscape setting with rolling hills, shrubs, rocks and trees in the foreground.  Great 3-dimensional detailing combined with their earthy matte glazes, make this tile perfect for framing or fireplace installation. […]

Batchelder Tree Tile

On April 8, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 This is a handsome, signed Batchelder scenic landscape tile with an image of a tree in the foreground and rolling hills in the background.  Matte glazing is medium blue with shades of beige and taupe.  Perfect for framing or installing into a fireplace surround. 5  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick […]

Batchelder Hexagon Tile

On April 7, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Depression-glazed, six-sided Batchelder tile with geometric pattern.  The medium blue glaze is only in the recessed areas, and the raised pattern is unglazed or bisque terra cotta.  Very unique. 6″ x 1″ thick Good condition; side chips blend into the clay Qty = 1 $225  

Batchelder Ventilator/Grill Tile

On February 27, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA 1909-1932 Wonderful matte tile, listed as #631 in a group of “Pierced Tiles” in a period Batchelder catalogue. This tile has an attractive combination of  a soft, peacock-blue glaze on the edges and interior with a wash of matte sienna glaze on the front. These tiles were commonly used in radiator […]

Batchelder Soap Dish/Bisque

On February 27, 2011, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 In addition to great tile, Batchelder made wonderful bathroom accessories.  This soap dish was left in the bisque (unglazed) form and is accented by snails on either side of the dish and in the upper corners.  The interior is smooth and the exterior is scored with parallel lines. 5  3/4″ […]

Batchelder Small Pomegranate Tile

On February 2, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA   1909-1932 Here is a lovely vintage Batchelder tile with a branch of pomegranates.  There is nice detailing around the edges and the central theme is framed by a circle within a square.  The dusty pale blue glaze accents the 3-dimensional design. 3  3/4 x 3/4″ thick Great Qty = 1 […]

Batchelder Field Tile

On January 28, 2011, in Field Tiles, by nancy

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA   1909-1932 We have a large supply of Batchelder 3×3 field tiles on hand.   The dusty, mottled, matte glazes range from light beige to light brown and shades of blue and green.  We show four examples in our photos.  Be creative when designing a fireplace surround, floor, counter or back […]

Batchelder Glazed Corbels

On January 22, 2011, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Antique corbels with quite a different look for Batchelder.