California Faience Ribbed Vase

On April 3, 2013, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 This attractive vintage vase has a  short tapered body with rounded vertical ribs.  Glossy maroon glazing on red clay.   This is dated between 1922-1933.  We also have a taller version. 5  1/4″ tall x 4″ wide Great condition; signed.  Minor surface marks. Qty = 1 $1200

California Faience History & Photos

On November 23, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  Circa 1920-1950 This small company was established by William Bragdon and Chauncey Thomas, both well-educated and talented ceramic artists, who both taught at the California School of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA.  They were successful in making quality tiles and pottery and selling them to a high-end market across the […]

California Porcelain Bowl

On April 12, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience/California Porcelain, Berkeley, CA    1915-1950 Art pottery pieces made by William Bragdon and Chauncey Thomas were under several names between 1916-1930.   One of those names, California Porcelain, was made for only one year, sometime in the mid-1920’s.   This rare 10-sided, flared bowl has California Porcelain’s signature.   The matte microcrystalline glazing […]

California Faience Lidded Temple Jar

On February 22, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  c1915-1950 Very collectible vintage lidded temple jar has matte cobalt  glazing and a button top domed lid.   This piece is dated between 1915-1933 based on research from an old Cal Faience catalog.  This shape is sometimes referred to as ginger jar. 4  1/2″ tall x 3″ at its widest Excellent […]

California Faience Framed Castle Tile

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

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Very rare and wonderful vintage tile from California Faience, who produced an incredibly diverse line of exquisite tiles, pottery and architectural features.  Raised lines and bright, glossy glazes cover this 6″ tile, and in the recessed area is a depiction of a simple medieval castle.   Carefully mounted in a […]

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 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. […]