House Tiles-Matte-Cal Art

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 We have this charming scenic tile in a variety of matte glaze colors.   And listed separately, are tiles with this image and colorful, satiny glazes.    Details include cypress and other trees, roof shingles, steps etc.  Self framed.  The tiles with the red roof are signed. 3 […]

Vintage Tiles-House in the Trees-Cal Art

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Satiny multi-colored glazes cover the charming scene on these Cal Art tiles.   A house is nestled among the trees with blue sky in the background.   Self framed.   We also have this scene in matte colors, listed separately. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition […]

Thatched-Roof Cottage Tiles by Cal Art Co.

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is our collection of Cal Art vintage tiles depicting a cottage with thatched roof set behind a stone/brick wall.   The glazing varies with each tile, ranging from light, muted colors to rich shades of brown, blue, green and sienna.  These are ideal for fireplace installations, framing, […]

Sea Gull Vintage California Art Tile Co.

On July 29, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Muted matte glazes are pale blue, beige with touches of tan and brown.   This self-framed vintage tile depicts a sea gull in flight, with waves crashing over a large rock. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; small chip on bottom edge Qty = 1 […]

Floral Tile-California Art Tile Co.

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

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Vintage relief tile has a large floral motif and matte glazes.   Deep teal accents the recessed areas of this pretty tile.  In addition to 3 pcs of this design, we have 2 very similar.   Contact us for more photos. 7  3/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Very […]

Country Scene California Art Tile Co.

On September 17, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 This vintage Cal Art tile depicts a country setting and has soft, multi-colored glazes-very special.  Three dimensional surface has a glossy finish.   We have the scene in matte colors. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 1 $200  

Vintage Cal Art Mission Tile

On February 18, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Beautifully detailed vintage tile with a 3-dimensional image of an old Spanish mission.   It is self framed and has dark glaze colors with a satiny finish.   We also have a similar tile with the San Gabriel Mission listed.   These would be great set in a […]

Cal Art San Gabriel Mission Tile

On February 18, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Deeply molded vintage tile depicts one of Southern California’s missions at San Gabriel.   Self framed with great detailing and dark, rich colors.  There is a satiny finish on this tile.   See our other Cal Art Mission tile with similar glazing for a perfect set. 8″ x […]

Cal Art Tile with Country Scene

On August 5, 2015, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Vintage tile has an idyllic scene of a bridge over a river with a thatched-roof cottage and trees in the background.  There are so many wonderful details and the self-framed tile has dark, satiny glazes.    This can stand alone as a piece of art, can be framed […]

Floral Panel from California Art Tile Co.

On July 29, 2015, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is an exceptional thick tile panel with a floral motif.   Notice the detailed border, trailing vines and butterflies.   Matte glazing in tan and brown.   A fine tile to enhance any installation; or it can be set into a frame and hung as art.  We […]

Field Tile-California Art Tile Co.

On April 4, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 We have a small amount of Cal Art vintage field tile in matte beige and matte tan.   Just enough to help with a repair or for a small project.  Sizes range from 3″ up to 6″; just contact us for more details.   Never set. Qty = […]

Vintage Baseboard Tiles

On March 18, 2015, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Compny, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 We have a limited quantity of solid green baseboard tiles, plus some corner tiles with mitered edges and end tiles. 6  1/4″ tall x 5  3/4″ wide x 1/2″ thick Good condition; never set Qty = 30 regular baseboard Qty = 10 sets of left/right mitre edge baseboard […]

California Art Tile Rosette

On February 11, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 This vintage rosette tile was a salesman’s sample.  Satiny glazing covers all sides and a felt label is affixed to the back.   It belonged to the company’s Eastern rep, W.B. Marple. 4″ wide x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; has a side chip Qty = 1 $300 […]

California Art Tile-Mission

On April 2, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 This great tile company made a wide variety of eye-catching scenic tiles executed with attention to detail.  They often have an un usual degree of relief that highlights the various features.   This vintage tile depicts an old Spanish mission with a large fountain and palm tree in […]

Ventilator Tile-Cal Art

On January 7, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Vent or grill tiles were utilitarian in nature but were artistically designed for beauty.   Here is another Cal Art vent with two-tone matte glazing and attractive geometric design. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 3/4″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 2 pcs $150 each

Vintage Knight Tile/Cal Art

On November 14, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 A knight on horseback is depicted on this very 3-dimensional tile.    A castle can be seen in the background and the satiny glaze gives the tile a soft, smooth appearance.  Known for their distinctive tiles, this company produced a wide variety of decorative and field tiles. 5 […]

Cal Art Floral Tile

On May 23, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 A lovely floral motif covers this vintage  self-framed tile.  The satiny glazes are in soft, muted shades; and crazing is evident. 3  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 1 $200    

California Art Tile Leaf

On May 23, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Here is a lovely 3-dimensional vintage tile from Cal Art.  Leaves are placed in a diagonal square and there are birds, perhaps eagles, in the corners.   The matte glazes are medium brown in the recesses and buff on the surface.  The second tile is slightly darker. 3 […]

Cal Art Knight Tile

On December 6, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Many fine details are evident on this deeply molded, vintage art tile.  A knight on horseback dominates this scenic tile, with a castle in the background and the sun on the horizon.   Self framed with matte glazing.  Perfect for a fireplace installation, can be framed in wood […]

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.  

Cal Art Vintage Subway Tile

On February 22, 2012, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 We have a small supply of this thick, antique subway tile made by Cal Art.  Handsome mottled glaze in beige/tan has a matte finish.  Can be used as trim on an installation, or combine with other tiles to create a back splash or floor pattern. 5  3/4″ x […]

Cal Art Vent Tile

On December 28, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Decoratively perforated tiles were used for ventilator applications, typically with fireplace surrounds or along storefront wainscoting.  This vintage tile from Cal Art has nice, smooth glazing covering all the sides and a pretty floral motif. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 1 $125

Cal Art Flower

On December 24, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Sweet little vintage tile has a simple flower motif and glazed with soft earthy tones.  Has that classic “Cal Art” look, that any collector would recognize; 9 pcs.  There is also another pattern; 2 pcs. 1  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Very good condition Qty = 9 peach/blue […]

Cal Art Tile Framed Floral

On December 24, 2011, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Collectors love the distinctive glazes, skilled execution and wide variety of subjects of Cal Art tiles.  This vintage relief tile with polychrome glazes has a  lovely floral motif surrounded by a scrolled border.   Nicely framed in contemporary, hand made wrought iron and ready to hang.  We also […]

Cal Art Decorative Tile

On May 5, 2011, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Attractive tile with repeating vine and leaf pattern from Cal Art of Northern California.  The seafoam green is subtle against the black and creamy white semi-gloss glaze colors.   We have a large quantity on hand that be used as a back splash, wainscot, etc.   The quantity […]