Cal Art Vintage Cottage Tiles

On April 29, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Charming little scenic tiles have an earthy feel in matte glazes,including blue, green, brown and buff.  A tiny cottage with a bridge across a river and a large tree is portrayed on each Cal Art tile.   Would look great framed or for any installation. 3  3/4″ square […]

Cal Art Cross Tile

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

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 This high-glazed, two color tile has a simple, yet eye-catching floral/Maltese cross motif.  The raised flower with both medium blue and peach glazes has a banded blue cross border, all within the raised border of the tile. 5  3/4″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; has wear […]

Cal Art Maltese Cross Tile

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

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA  1922-1956 Cal Art made distinctive, artistic tiles with subdued colors and earth tones.  They have a realistic matte finish resulting in a mellow, informal appearance consistent with the handmade look that tile makers tried to achieve during the Arts & Crafts period.  This handsome tile has a raised central […]

Cal Art Flower Tile

On February 26, 2011, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

California Art Tile Co., Richmond, CA  1922-1956 This is a very attractive, deeply molded antique tile from Norman Karlson’s collection.  It has fine matte glazing of dusty blue/gray and buff.  Lots of great details in the main floral motif plus the border.   As stated in his Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, “California Art Tile […]