Duck Tile by Muresque

On September 7, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Three-dimensional vintage tile features a duck set on the diagonal.   Tile is self framed and notice the cat o nine tail in the background.  Matte glazing with touches of teal in the recessed areas.  We have a few others with glaze variations.  If interested in more than this tile […]

Muresque Rabbit Tile

On August 4, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Rabbits were a popular subject with tile makers.   Here is one of Muresque’s versions (we have a different one also listed).  Placed on the diagonal, the rabbit or hare is seemingly relaxing in the tall grass.  Medium blue matte glaze in the recessed areas.  Very three dimensional and has […]

Rabbit Tile Vintage Muresque

On July 11, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 One expects quality products from this old art tile company.   This adorable rabbit tile definitely falls into that category.   The hare is sitting up with fence and hedges in the background.   Notice the colorful cobbled path.   Tile is self framed and can be displayed in a […]

Thatched Cottage Tile-Muresque

On July 11, 2018, in Miscellaneous Items, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Charming vintage tile is very 3 dimensional, which is hard to capture in a photo.   The tile has an idyllic country setting with purple mountains in the the background.   Nicely detailed art tile can be set in a fireplace surround or framed, etc. 8″ tall x 3  3/4″ […]

Muresque San Juis Rey Mission Tile

On July 11, 2018, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Tall vintage tile depicts a portion of what appears to be the San Luis Rey Mission in Southern California.   Matte glazes are soft and muted and the background is recessed, making the mission three dimensional.   This can be framed in wood or iron, displayed as is in a […]

Cottage Scene by Muresque Tile

On December 13, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 This vintage tile is deeply molded and filled with handsome details.   Depicted is an English cottage scene.  Notice the thatched roof and Tudor-style of the home, brick wall and heart-cut out in the gate.  Matte glazes and self framed. 6″ x 6″ x 3/4″ thick Very good condition; some […]

Muresque Dutch Scene Tiles

On October 28, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Very 3-dimensional vintage tiles depict a lovely Dutch scene, complete with windmill.  Lots of great details and self framed. 6″ x 6 x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; some minor surface wear/chips Qty = 2 $550 each  

Muresque Vintage Viking Ship Tiles

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

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Here’s a selection of deeply-molded vintage tiles depicting Viking ships on the high seas.   Matte glaze colors have that ‘dusty’ look that Batchelder and Claycraft also produced. 6″ sq x  3/4″ thick Condition varies; signed Qty = as shown $500-600  

Muresque 3″ Scenic Tiles

On June 1, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 These little gems have 3-dimensional scenic images of trees, lakes and one with a garden wall.   Matte glazing and self framed.  Add to any installation. 3″ sq x 5/8″ thick Very good condition; never set.  2 are signed Qty = as shown $165 each  

Muresque Desert Scenes

On May 24, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Vintage relief tiles each depict a Southwest desert scene with rock formations and cacti.  Vivid matte glaze colors; self framed.   Pair can be used in a fireplace surround or individually framed.   Sold separately. 8″ tall x 4″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; signed, never set.  Small […]

Muresque 4″ Floral/Leaf Tiles

On May 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Here’s our collection of vintage Muresque tiles with flowers, leaves, grape vines etc.   Self framed with matte teal glaze in the recessed area.   ** Just acquired more from another source-ask for more photos if interested. 4″ sq x 5/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 10 […]

Large Muresque Spanish Courtyard

On January 24, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 This scenic ceramic tile is like a painting full of detailed images.   The courtyard pavers are different shapes and sizes, the tile roof is outlined, archways on the old Spanish-style building appear distressed, and the tree in the foreground is nicely portrayed.  Many matte glazes were used; however the […]

Muresque Floral/Butterfly Tile Vintage

On January 24, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Artistically designed and deeply molded, this spectacular vintage tile is a great example of the work done by Muresque.   The tall flowering plant has 3 butterflies within the design.  Matte glazes are blue, green and purple against the dusty beige/tan.  Self framed and never set. 17  1/4″ tall x […]

Muresque Spanish Patio Tile

On February 22, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 William F. Muir was born in Scotland in 1886 and settled in Fresno, CA in 1913.    However, in 1925 he moved his family to Oakland and founded his tile company.   Inspired by Batchelder and Claycraft, his tiles have that dusty natural feel, and picture scenic California landscapes as […]

Muresque Vintage Castle Scenic Tile

On February 22, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 We are fortunate to have as many Muresque tiles as we do at this time.   They are known for their skillfully-made, hand-pressed and deeply molded tiles.   This picturesque vintage tile has a castle in the background with a village, complete with chickens in the foreground.   Great attention […]

Muresque Mission Tile

On February 20, 2014, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Missions were a popular subject with tile makers during the 1920’s and 1930’s.   Here is Muresques’s depiction of a Spanish-style mission with mountains in the background.   Muted matte glazes, artistic details and self framing all contribute to the tile’s value. 12″ x 4″ x 5/8″ thick Great condition; […]

Rare Muresque Custom Basket

On April 26, 2013, in Pottery, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 We are excited to have for sale this vintage ceramic basket, custom made for the daughter of William Muir, who was a tile setter before forming his company, Muresque Tiles.   It’s a hand-made piece with a twisted handle and is inscribed on the bottom:  Marylea Muir June 14, 1930 […]

Muresque Vintage Mayan Tile

On December 21, 2012, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 An image of ancient Mayan ruins is pictured on this very well-made vintage tile.   Notice all the details on the surface of the structure, above the door and even the rubble in the doorway.  Matte glazes add to the overall feel of this fantastic tile.  This rare, custom-made tile […]

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.  

Muresque Corbels

On August 3, 2011, in California Tiles, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 This pair of corbels have lots of great detailing and definitely would be a wonderful accent to any fireplace.   They can also be used to mount a shelf.  The matte glazing with pale blue touches resembles that of Batchelder and Claycraft. 8  1/4″ x 5″ x 4″ deep (each) […]