Vintage Ceramic Ashtray Assortment

On December 28, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Here are some of the vintage ceramic ashtrays we have right now.  There are a variety of pottery companies represented here:   Bauer, CALCO, Craftily, Malibu and Pewabic.  Contact us for more photos and details.    Sizes and prices vary.  

Kraftile Vintage Miniature Tiles

On November 19, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles (Fremont), CA  1926-1997 These adorable little tiles are early Kraftile.   Shown are all we have available at this time.   These florals and/or geometrics can be mixed into an installation. 2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $40 each    

Decorative Persian Tile by Kraftile

On September 30, 2015, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles (Fremont), CA  1926-1997 This vintage tile with its Persian design has six glossy/satiny glaze colors.  Nice band on bottom edge.  From Norman Karlson’s collection.   See his Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 5 for Northern California, page 143 for same tile with different glaze colors. 6″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great […]

Kraftile Decorative Vintage Tile

On September 29, 2015, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles (Fremont), CA  1926-1997 Early vintage tile has raised lines creating the repeating pattern and separating the glaze colors.   Satiny finish.    This design as well as many of their other designs were heavily influenced by old Persian patterns. 4  1/4″ sq x 7/16″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 9 […]

Kraftile Vintage Floral Tile

On May 14, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles, CA  1926-1997 This little gem is a cuerda secs (dry line) tile with wide resist lines separating the glazes.   The floral motif has seven satiny colors.  We have a small quantity of this tile and  5 pieces of the same pattern with lighter green leaves (see last photo). 3″ square x […]

Kraftile Vintage Floral Tile

On April 12, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles, CA  1926-1997 Matte and satiny glazes cover this vintage tile with its floral motif.  In addition to decorative faience tiles with Tunisian, Persian, Spanish and Moorish designs, the company also produced plainly glazed utilitarian tile. 5″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition Qty = 14 pcs $75 each

Kraftile Vintage Border Tile

On February 9, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles, CA  1926-1997 This chunky border tile has a cool, repeating pattern with matte and satiny glazes.   Use your imagination to create an interesting arrangement or simply place end to end. 6″ x 1″ wide x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; never set Qty = 38 pcs $25 each

Kraftile Geometric Tile

On December 15, 2011, in California Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles (Fremont), CA  1926-1997 This Persian-inspired cuerda seca tile has Kraftile’s characteristic thick, opaque glaze and bold black resist lines.
  The intricate, polychrome design stands out brilliantly against the crisp, white ground.  See this tile in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 5, page 149. 5″ square x 1/2″ thick Very […]

Kraftile Assorted Vintage Tiles

On December 15, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Kraftile Company, Niles, CA  1926-1997 Kraftile made many artistic and colorful tiles, especially during their early years.  Many installations are still around, especially in the San Francisco area.  Here is an assortment of 4″ antique tiles with bright, glossy glaze colors.   Contact us for individual photos or information. 4  3/8″ square x 1/2″ thick […]