Claycraft Castle Tile

On December 8, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Vintage Claycraft tile has a 3-dimensional castle against a blue, textured sky.  In the foreground, there are rocks and greenery next to a long walled road.   Matte glazes are muted shades, including blue, green, pink with beige and tan.  Self framed. 3  3/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Great […]

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.  

Claycraft English Village Panel

On November 6, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This amazing 3-tile panel depicts a wonderful English village with thatch-roofed cottages and lots of lovely details.  This is a perfect example of Claycraft’s fine workmanship and attention to detail.  The blues and greens pop out against the natural colors of the  matte glazes.  Whether framed or installed in […]

Claycraft Insert Tiles/Floral

On October 3, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 A vase with flowers  is depicted on these adorable little insert tiles from Claycraft.    Insert tiles were used to add decoration to installations of floor or wall tiles.   Soft matte glaze colors compliment the design.   Contact us for more photos or info. 1 3/4″ square x […]

Claycraft Insert Tiles/Shield

On October 3, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 We have a small quantity of this 3-dimensional vintage tile from Claycraft.   A coat of arms or shield is depicted with Claycraft’s attention to detail and dusty matte glazing.   The photo shows a sampling of the various glaze colors.    Contact us for more photos or info. […]

Claycraft Vintage Yucca Tile

On December 10, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 High desert landscaping is the subject of this antique Claycraft tile.  A flowering yucca plant dominates the scene with mountains in the background.   It has Claycraft’s typical matte glazes  in natural colors. 7  3/4″ x 3  3/4″ x 3/4″ thick Great condition; never set, signed. Qty = 1 […]

Claycraft Water Lily Tile

On November 25, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This vintage high-glazed border tile from Claycraft was made using the cuenca or raised line method.  There is a pretty water lily design with great color separation.  Glaze colors include delft blue, green, white and mustard. 3  3/4″ x 1  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; signed, never set […]

Claycraft Iron-Framed Mission Scene

On November 19, 2011, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Claycraft, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Wonderful antique Claycraft scenic 8″ x 12″ tile with new iron frame.  The scene is an old Spanish mission with very soft matte colors and lots of great 3-dimensional details.  In addition to the cactus in the garden and trees in the background, notice all the vegetation, including a flowering […]

Claycraft Seafoam Green Field Tile

On October 22, 2011, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA   1921-1939 High-glazed vintage field (solid) tile has a lovely shade of pale green.   We have over 150 pieces, most of which have been reclaimed, including bull nose tiles.   There are 29 pieces that are in great condition and never been set (pictured).   Contact us for photos […]

Claycraft Wild Rose Tile

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

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This bright, molded high-line border tile is decorated with a branch of trailing wild roses and violets.
  The firm’s superb craftsmanship and artistic skill is as evident in this small tile as in their larger pieces.
  We have enough on hand for a variety of projects.  In addition to […]

Claycraft Art Deco Commemorative/Promotional Round Tile

On February 18, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA 1921-1939 This is a rare promotional, commemorative, or perhaps sample tea/trivet/roundel tile. The bright, translucent glaze is a jewel-like emerald green. The central motif of a graceful deer or gazelle is executed in an elongated, Art-Deco influenced style and is bordered by an inscribed “Claycraft Potteries” in a bold, attractive […]

Claycraft Border Tile

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

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 This pretty border tile comes from Claycraft, signed.  The raised line, glossy finish tile has an interesting and attractive design incorporating both classical and Art Deco motifs.  Bold yellow, forest green and teal glazes are bright and harmonious. 5  3/4″ x 2  3/4″ x 1/2″ thick Good with signs […]

Claycraft Lion Shield

On January 29, 2011, in Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

  Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA 1921-1939 Magnificent signed antique shield from Claycraft.  The high-glazed black lion really stands out against the semi-gloss orange and turquoise glazes.  Nicely detailed and raised lines separate the glaze colors.  Medium brown glaze surrounds the edges, giving the appearance of wood. 12″ square x 1″ thick Excellent condition Qty = […]