Gladding McBean Fountain

On October 5, 2017, in Fountains, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Impressive 3-piece fountain consists of vintage GMB fountain figure, large vintage bowl, and contemporary pedestal.   Green and turquoise glazes blend together with clay showing thru in some areas.   The boy is holding a sea creature and water can be pumped to spurt from its open mouth and […]

Duck Tile-Vintage Gladding McBean

On July 5, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean/Hermosa, Los Angeles, CA   1937-1962 Adorable duck is wandering thru the tall grass on this self-framed, vintage tile.  Satiny and matte glazes are white, shades of blue, green, gray and yellow. 4 1/4″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; minor edge chips.   Signed, never set. Qty = 1 $150  

GMB 2-Tile Floral

On March 22, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present This circa 1960’s set of 2 6×6″tiles has lovely pastel glaze colors with matte and glossy finishes.   Use as a focal point in any installation.  The date on the back of one tile is not when this was made; perhaps it’s the date the tiles were acquired by […]

Gladding McBean Fountain Spitters

On February 4, 2016, in Garden Ware, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Fountain spitters attract the eye and are the focal point of most fountains.  These vintage GMB spitters all have openings for the water to be pumped through.   We currently have 2 frogs and 1 lizard  with turquoise and green glazing.   Contact us for more details. Qty = […]

GMB/Hermosa Decorated Tile

On July 15, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1937-1962 This interesting scene depicts a woman sitting in front of a stately home.  Nice detailing and decorated corners. 6″ sq x  1/4″ thick Good condition; minor edge wear.  Signed. Qty = 1 $125  

GMB Hermosa Star Tiles

On October 2, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1937-1962 These vintage tiles are dust pressed, talc bodied and have glossy glaze colors.   From their Hermosa line.   Contact us for your preference. 6″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 ea $50 ea  

Gladding McBean Vintage Ship Scene

On August 27, 2014, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA   1890-present Four-tile scenic GMB panel depicts a majestic ship on the open seas.   It has a smooth surface with six glossy glaze colors and many fine details.   We date this between 1920-1930’s.  These are 6″ tiles set into a wood frame and ready to hang. 14″ sq […]

GMB Hermosa-Red Field Tile

On January 7, 2014, in Field Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA   1890-present The Hermosa line of tiles were made in Glendale from approximate mid 1930’s to early 1960’s.  This bright red tile works well in mid-century environments, especially combined with other colors or patterns.  We have enough on hand to cover approximately 20 sq.ft.  This listing is for the 4″ […]

Gladding McBean Redwoods Tile

On November 21, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present “Redwood Giants” is the title of this painting or drawing that was transferred onto ceramic tile.  The tile has the Hermosa trademark (1937-1962).  This is very unique; can be framed.   The signature is hard to read, but we can see the date, 1941. 8″ x 6″ x 1/2″ […]

Gladding McBean Vintage Tile

On July 23, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Soft, muted glazes cover this vintage tile with its floral/geometric pattern.  It would be great to have more of these tiles to see the extent of the pattern that the repeating design would make. 4 1/4″ square x 3/8″ thick Great condition; minor edge/surface wear; signed. Qty = 1 […]

Gladding McBean Floral Tile

On December 27, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Here is a pretty floral/geometric pattern on this vintage talc-bodied, dust-pressed tile from GMB’s Hermosa line.    This line got its name when GMB took over the Hermosa Beach plant from American Encaustic in the early 1930’s.   This tile has satiny glaze colors on a smooth surface.   […]

Gladding McBean Vintage Floral Tile

On August 28, 2012, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Vibrant glaze colors pop on this vintage tile from GMB.  The floral design includes what appears to be stylized tulips emerging from the center flower.  See this in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 6, page 199. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has some corner/edge […]

Gladding McBean Franciscan/Hermosa

On August 16, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Glossy vibrant glazes and a floral/geometric pattern covers this vintage tile from GMB.  It has nice color separation and can stand alone or be combined with other tiles.   We have enough on hand for a small backsplash, tile table or other installation. 4 1/4″ square x 1/4″ thick […]

Gladding McBean Vintage Lion Tile

On December 16, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present A lion rampant is depicted on this chunky antique tile from GMB.  Recessed glazing contrasts well with the terra cotta.  The heraldic lion was a popular theme among the old tile makers.   We have this in 4 colors; plus other designs.   Some have multiples. 2  3/4″ square […]

GMB Franciscan Subway Tile

On December 14, 2011, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Franciscan was a line of tile and pottery made by GMB in the 1950’s and later.  This brightly-glazed yellow subway tile has a glossy finish.   Use your imagination with these tiles; back splash, border for scenic installation or tile table, combine with other vintage tiles to cover a […]

Gladding McBean Vintage Tile

On December 14, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Glossy glazes in black and bright yellow cover this antique tile and drip down the sides like frosting over the rich, red clay.   It has a smooth surface, an interesting geometric pattern and the colors bleed into each other.   We estimate this tile to have been made […]

Gladding McBean Geometric Tile

On April 7, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Very chunky terra cotta tile with simple recessed geometric design and four glossy glaze colors.   GMB, with their interesting history, was once the largest tile producer in the West. 6″ square x 1″ thick Very good condition; signed Qty = 1 $150

Gladding McBean Greek Key Urn

On February 12, 2011, in Garden Ware, by nancy

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present This is a stunning vintage pot from wonderful GMB.   Notice its classic shape and Greek key pattern under the rim.   What is really amazing is the thick, mottled glazing in shades of green.   Use this anywhere for a potted plant; drilled for drainage. 14″ tall x […]