Handcraft Leaf Tile

On December 6, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present Here is a unique vintage tile in the shape of a leaf and decorated with a raised leaf motif.   Handcraft tiles are rustic and irregular, mostly matte terra cotta with an engobe glaze. 9  1/2″  x 5  1/2″  x 5/8″ thick Great condition; minor wear on side edges […]

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.  

Handcraft Hook

On April 6, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present This unique tile is made with an applied hook for a functional use.   There is a raised vine motif  and matte glazing.  We have two available, one medium blue and one in green.  Call us with your preference.  Sold separately. 4″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; […]

Handcraft Quatrefoil Tile

On March 23, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present Handsome vintage Handcraft tile with Medieval-inspired quatrefoil.
  This low relief tile has a thin coating of slip, or liquid clay, giving the surface a deep green color and finer finish.
  Handcraft tiles have an uneven, rustic, earthy feel. 3  1/2″ square x 3/4″ thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 […]

Handcraft Mayan Cross Tile

On March 23, 2011, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present A Mayan-inspired cross glyph is depicted on this antique Handcraft tile.  Made from red clay, this low relief engobe tile was finished in a warm, terra cotta slip glaze.  This can be seen in both of Norman Karlson’s American Art Tile books. 3  3/4″ square x 1/2″ thick Great […]

Handcraft Floral Tile

On March 23, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Handcraft Tile, San Jose, CA  1926-present Handcraft tiles emphasize the clay from which they are made and the earlier tiles, considered unglazed, were decorated only with matte colored slips, or engobe.  
This red clay, low relief tile depicts a flower with mottled light-green finish, simple and charming. 3  3/4″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good […]