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 Sequoia Tree Tile

On April 25, 2013, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Amazing vintage tile depicts the famous giant sequoia tree with a road cut thru it.   The self-framed tile is very three dimensional with dusty matte glazes in natural colors.   Can be used for fireplace installation, framed in wood or iron, or displayed as is in a tile stand. […]

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 Vintage Waterfall Tile

On November 6, 2012, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Incredible workmanship is evident on this beautiful scenic tile from Muresque.  This 3-dimensional tile has six matte glazes, all bright and crisp, and wonderful detailing, such as the rocks in the water and the logs in the foreground.   This tiles comes form the estate of the Muir family, the […]

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) […]