Flint Faience Tile-Smiling Man

On September 14, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Vintage tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   This successful tile maker produced highly diversified tiles.   The face of a man is depicted; he is wearing a headband and a big smile! 4  1/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great […]

Flint Faience Vintage Tiles

On March 20, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Company, Flint, MI  1921-1933 Flint was formed in 1921 because of the collaboration between Albert Champion (of A.C. Spark Plug Co.) and Carl Bergmans, Belgian ceramic artist.   This new subsidiary came about to utilize the under-used spark plug kilns.   Here are a few designs of their high-quality tiles.  Please […]

Vintage Flint Tile/Framed

On June 20, 2013, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faiance & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Here is a very well made 4″ tile with a nice mix of matte and satiny glaze colors.   The floral motif is displayed within the circular border.   Not sure the origin of the wood frame-marked Charleston W VA on back. 8″ square x 3/4″ thick […]

Flint Antique Tile

On October 14, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Company, Flint, MI  1921-1933 Matte and glossy glazes cover this signed Flint tile with its geometric pattern.  The black raised lines bleed into the surrounding green and burnt orange which contrasts nicely with the crisp checkerboard center. 4  1/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Great condition; never set.  One tiny corner chip. […]

Flint Geometric Tile

On May 5, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Company, Flint, MI  1921-1933 This is an outstanding, raised-line tile with Persian-style geometric pattern from Flint Faience.  It has excellent color separation with seven matte and semi-gloss glazes. 4  1/4″ square x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $325

Flint Framed Medallion Tile

On April 2, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., , Flint, MI  1921-1933 Attractive framed 6″ tile from Flint Faience, known for their high-quality tiles.
  This raised-line tile depicts a complex and elegant medallion design.
  The cerulean, indigo, mustard and ochre glazes are punctuated by black and cream.  
Nicely framed in an Arts & Crafts style wood frame with […]

Flint Mayan Face Tile

On April 2, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 Flint Faience was founded as a subsidiary of the A.C. Spark Plug Company and General Motors.
  Flint tiles were of exceedingly high quality and were exhibited at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and used in prestigious installations, including the Presidential Palace of Peru.  
This tile depicts a […]

Flint Stylized Fleur de Lys Tile

On March 24, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI   1921-1933 Flint tiles were all made by hand, and were well designed and executed.  This glossy tile has a raised fleur de lys motif in mauve with cobalt blue in the recessed areas.  A touch of rose completes the design. 3″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good […]

Flint Zodiac Tile/Sagittarius

On February 9, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

Flint Faience & Tile Co., Flint, MI  1921-1933 This is an awesome cuenca tile depicting the astrological sign of Sagittarius.  It is part of a Zodiac series created by this amazing company.  The rich, vellum glazes in creamy earth and jewel tones coupled with the unique Mezo-American-inspired design makes this tile a real standout.  Flint […]