California Faience Deco Bowl

On November 11, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Vintage rectangular bowl has Art Deco styling with vertical ridges.  The glossy glazes include green around the top and creamy white; the clay showing through is a nice touch.  This was made between 1934-1950. 6 3/4″ x 4″ x 3 1/4″ Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $285  

California Faience Peacock Trivet

On November 11, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 We date this vintage, signed round tile trivet from Cal Faience between 1919-1933.   It has excellent color separation due to the raised lines that create the design.  Cal Faience’s signature turquoise glazing with its glossy finish contrasts nicely with the matte cobalt, mustard and maroon. 5  1/4″ x 1/2″ […]

California Faience Mission Church Tea Tile

On February 26, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA 1915-1950 Charming cuerda seca tea tile depicting a picturesque Mission church decorated in the creamy, rich glazes that are characteristic of this important Golden Era maker. The golden-yellow and vivid turquoise glazes are stunning. In addition to the incised “California Faience” mark the reverse of this tile is stamped with “S. […]