Franklin Courting Scene Tile Victorian

On January 25, 2017, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Depicted on this vintage tile is a courting scene from a Colonial or Victorian era.   Raised lines create the design and separate the satiny black and off-white glazes.   the figures are silhouetted and one can imagine the details of the period clothing. 8  1/2″ sq x 1/4″ […]

Franklin Bird Tiles

On December 21, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Crisp raised lines result in excellent color separation on these vintage Franklin tiles.   They have soft pastel glazes with matte and satiny finishes.   We also have other bird tiles, listed separately. 4  1/4″ sq x 1/4″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 1 ea $150 ea […]

Franklin Vintage Sailboat Tile

On November 18, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Raised lines create a picturesque scene with a sailboat on a river near a wind mill.   Excellent color separation and a combination of matte and glossy glazes.  This is a very well-made vintage tile. 4  1/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $250  

Franklin Viking Ship Tile Framed

On November 3, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 This is an impressive vintage tile from Franklin with its 8 satiny glaze colors.    The 8″ tile depicts two viking ships sailing on the open sea, and has been inserted into a contemporary wood frame and is ready to hang. 13  1/4″ sq x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition […]

Franklin Decorated Tiles

On October 26, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Co., Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 We have an assortment of vintage Franklin tiles with a variety of images.   Contact us for more photos of any particular tile. 2  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; many are signed. Qty = 1 each $50 = geometric patterns $55 = iris or animal tiles $75 […]

Franklin Tile-Man with Lanterns

On September 29, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Rather whimsical vintage tile depicts a man with his scarf trailing behind him, carrying two lanterns.  The image and borders are raised against the textured background.   Glossy and matte glazes.   The black glaze is mainly glossy with blotches of matte. 9″ sq x 3/4″ thick Very good […]

Franklin Vintage Aries Ram Tile

On December 18, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Wonderful vintage tile has rare gold glazing both on the central figure and around the border.   Lots of great details on this handsome tile. 9  1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; never set.  Has some small edge chips. Qty = 1 $550      

Franklin Vintage Sailing Ship

On January 30, 2014, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Matte and glossy glazes cover this vintage tile with raised lines outlining the sailing ship.  The raised border nicely frames the scene. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Great condition; teeny chip on lower edge Qty = 1 $250

Franklin Vintage Parrot Tile

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

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Outstanding workmanship is evident on this great vintage tile.    Notice the textured background of deep cobalt with a stunning gold overlay.  The parrot, perched on a branch, has six matte glaze colors.  The factory holes on the side edges near the top were intended to be used for […]

Franklin Framed Bird Tiles

On April 18, 2013, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Two vintage Franklin bird tiles have been framed in wood.     They have a mixture of matte and glossy glazes with fine raised lines separating the colors.   This innovative company made faience tiles, hand-painted and decal tiles, and introduced single-fire tiles and craze-proof tiles. 9  7/8″ wide […]

Franklin Vintage Bird Tiles

On December 23, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 This is a very well made tile depicting a bird on the branch of a pine tree, sitting among the pine cones.  Superb color separation and the combination of matte with glossy glazes adds to its charm.   We also have one in blue and one in maroon; shown […]

Franklin Daffodil Tile

On December 23, 2012, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 A bowl of daffodils is depicted on this tile from Norman Karlson’s collection.   It has great color separation and both matte and glossy glazes in five colors.  This same tile is pictured in Mr.Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tile, Region 2, page 212. 8 1/2″ square x 5/16″ […]

Franklin Flower Tile

On December 23, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Excellent color separation is evident on this cuenca (raised line) tile from Franklin.  Soft pale glazes have a combination of matte and glossy finishes.   At some point, a felt backing was added, as well as four ‘legs’ creating a tile trivet or coaster.   The tulip motif is […]

Franklin Dutch Boy Tile

On December 23, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

Franklin Tile Company, Lansdale, PA  1923-1935 Two brothers, Malcolm and Roy Schweiker, established this tile company after working for Empire Floor/Wall Tile Company.  Raised lines separate the matte glazes on this vintage tile depicting two Dutch boys.  Very well made. 6″ square x 3/8″ thick Excellent condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 $250