Malibu Tile with Central Floral Motif

On November 15, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Glossy and matte glazes cover the smooth surface on these salvaged Malibu tiles.   These make great accent pieces within an installation. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; minor edge and surface wear Qty = 5 pcs $80 each  

Grape Leaf Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 26, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A leaf is the central focus of this vintage tile.   A vine with leaves and grapes is depicted and the tile matte glazing.  Self framed.   Sold separately. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 4 pcs $325 each    

Mission Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 25, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage polychrome relief tile depicts an old California or Spanish mission.  Wonderful matte glazing has some curdling in the green and gray.  Self framed. 7 3/4″ tall x 3  3/4″ wide x 5/8  thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $1000

Vintage Mission Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Old California mission is depicted on this vintage relief tile.  Simple details and matte glaze colors. 3 3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Very good condition Qty = 4 $450 each    

Malibu Fountain Frog Arts & Crafts

On July 15, 2017, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Very special and rare vintage fountain frog with exceptional glazing.   The sought-after matte green is thick and gloppy; black covers his eyes, and paler green on the underside.   The frog is resting on a lily pad and the opening thru its mouth goes thru to the bottom for […]

Malibu Saracen Plates

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA   1926-1932 The work of Malibu Potteries is among the most beautiful, finely detailed, and well executed.  The ceramic art of the Saracens, mostly abstract and geometric, had been influential to the tiles makers of old.   Both of these magnificent plates are representative of this style, with raised lines (cuenca) […]

Malibu Multi-Colored Tile

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 A beautiful floral motif is featured on this vintage Malibu tile.  Has lots of glaze colors mainly glossy with a little matte for contrast, and a pattern that can stand alone. 5  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; teeny edge chips.  Some clay missing on the back. Qty […]

Malibu Glazed Tile

On March 25, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 We’ve had tiles with this pattern before but only the recessed area was glazed.  This vintage Malibu tile has a high gloss finish over the red clay as well as the recessed pattern with cobalt glaze. 3  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; small edge chip/wear Qty = 1 […]

Malibu Polychrome Floral Tile

On March 11, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This is an amazing vintage art tile from the famous Malibu Potteries.   Glaze master Rufus Keeler started the pottery with May Knight Rindge, whose dream was to make the world’s most beautiful tile.    Matte glazes cover the artistically-designed floral motif.  Self framed.  We also have a larger one […]

Malibu Arts & Crafts Vintage Tile

On February 10, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Here is an exceptional vintage tile with Arts & Crafts styling and multiple matte glazes.  There is a small central flower surrounded by a series of circles; corners are decorated.  Just acquired 2 more! 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set.   Small chip on backside corner. […]

Signed Malibu Dragon Tile

On January 7, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage hexagonal tile is depression glazed with matte cobalt and yellow.  The dragon pattern is recessed into the red clay.   We have more of these tiles with just the blue glaze.   Most are unsigned.  Contact us if interested; prices vary according to condition.   Average cost = $150 […]

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.  

Malibu Tile Side Table

On December 28, 2016, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Attractive vintage iron-based table was made using genuine Malibu tiles.   There are 21 four inch floral tiles surrounded by black quarter rounds.  The custom iron base has two openings (4″ wide) to hold planters.  This table can be used inside or out for a unique statement. 32″ long x […]

Checkerboard Vintage Malibu Tiles

On December 28, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 We have quantities of these brightly-colored Malibu tiles.    There are three sizes to mix or match.   Combine with other solid tiles for an interesting installation. 2×2″  Qty = 24 pcs  $25 each 2×4″  Qty = 86 pcs  $35 each 2×6″  Qty = 56 pcs  $45 each Very good […]

RARE Malibu Pitcher 1926

On December 27, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This very rare, possibly one-of-a-kind pitcher was made in 1926 for the Rindge family, owners of Malibu Potteries.   The glossy brown has a green over glaze resulting in a beautiful surface.  This was hand thrown with an applied handle.    A wonderful piece of history for any collector! 6″ […]

Malibu Large Scenic Tile with Parrots/Dragons

On November 11, 2016, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, MalibuCA  1926-1932 How does one begin to describe this amazing vintage tile?  A pair of parrots are perched on a never-ending vine intertwined with dragons.  The tile is deeply molded and has matte polychrome glazing.   The artistic tiles from this company are all the result of Rufus Keeler, a remarkable chemist and […]

Malibu Glaze and Salesmen Samples

On September 24, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Some of these small vintage tiles are stamped on the back with the glaze numbers.   Others were perhaps used by the company’s salesmen to promote the tiles.  They are a mix of matte and glossy solid colors. 2″ sq x 1/4″ thick Great condition $30 ea  

Thin Malibu Decorative Tiles

On September 24, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Glossy and matte glazes cover these small, thin vintage Malibu tiles.   Nice examples of insert tiles, which are used to enhance any installation.   Or collect them like stamps! 1  3/4″ sq x 1/4″ thick Great condition; never set $30 – 40 each  

Malibu Insert Tiles

On September 24, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Terra cotta insert tiles were placed in installations between larger field tiles to create a pattern.   Geometric shapes were recessed into the clay and glazed.  We have several of each type, some thicker than others. 1  1/2 – 2″ sq x up to 1″ thick Great condition; varies per […]

Malibu Spanish Style Tile

On September 24, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Vintage tile has a smooth glossy surface and six glaze colors.   Nice Spanish influenced design. 4  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Excellent condition Qty = 1 $100  

Vintage Malibu Cuenca Tile

On September 24, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Exquisite example of Malibu’s tile making, using the cuenca method:   thin lines or ridges of clay form the design outline and separate the glaze colors, which were applied by hand using a syringe.   There are six colors on this vintage tile, with wonderful mottled, matte glaze.  A real […]

Malibu Stylized Floral Tiles

On January 16, 2016, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 These vintage tiles have a smooth surface with a striking floral pattern.   Five glossy glaze colors.    Sold separately. 4  3/4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Good condition; varies per tile Qty = 2 remaining $125 each  

Banded Floral Malibu Tile

On October 23, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Matte glazes are thick and curdled and separated by raised lines creating the design.  This tile can stand on its own or be combined with other tiles for any installation. 3  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set. Qty = 9 pcs $150 each  

Floral Tile by Malibu Potteries

On October 23, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 This vintage tile has a simple floral design with matte glazes against a glossy background. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 3 $80 each  

Vintage Malibu Leaf Tile

On October 23, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

Malibu Potteries, Malibu, CA  1926-1932 Bright glaze colors have both matte and satiny finishes.  We have enough for a small project; perhaps for a back splash combined with field tiles.   The leaf pattern is more pronounced when tiles are grouped together. 4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set. Qty = 14 pcs […]