Pewabic Rosette Tile

On March 6, 2014, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present From the collection of Norman Karlson comes this 3-dimensional rosette tile.   The beige, white and peach glazes have a glossy finish with crazing.  This tile can be seen in Mr. Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 3, page 243. 3″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition Qty [...]

Pewabic Peacock Tile

On March 6, 2014, in American Tiles, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Satiny turquoise glaze covers this tiny decorated vintage tile with an image of a peacock.    See our other listing “Pewabic Tile Assortment” for more tiles in this size. 2  1/8″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition Qty = 1 $175

Pewabic Vintage Ashtray

On February 8, 2014, in Pottery, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Iridescent gold glazing is stunning mixed with glossy turquoise on this early Pewabic ashtray.   It appears hand formed and would be an asset to any collection. 5  1/2″ wide x 5/8″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $900

Pewabic Commemorative Tile/Sailbat

On September 19, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present This vintage Pewabic tile depicts a stylized sailboat and sunset deeply set into the clay.   It’s iridescent glaze covers all sides and has touches of mauve, blue and gold.    On the back is the original paper label attached when this tile was given as  a gift to an [...]

Pewabic Vintage Fleur de Lys Tile

On December 16, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present The central fleur de lys and four corners are raised and have glossy, cobalt glazing, which contrasts nicely with the matte pale blue.  This antique tile has the original Pewabic paper label and comes from Norman Karlson’s collection.   See it in his Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 3, [...]

Pewabic Tile Assortment

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

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present This is a dazzling collection of assorted early Pewabic tiles.  The most influential legacy of founder Mary Chase Perry Stratton was, inarguably, the groundbreaking iridescent glazes which caused a sensation in the world of American art pottery.  An array of matte and bright iridescent glazes in rich, aqueous greens, blues [...]

Pewabic Panel

On April 16, 2011, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present This is a unique use of tile, all Pewabic field tiles plus three 2″ inserts, making up this attractive vintage panel.  From a distance, the gold and green appear to be individual tiles, but are in fact border tiles.  There is a combination of matte and glossy finishes.  The tiles [...]

Pewabic Sea Creature/Dragon Tile

On February 10, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present This is a delightful cuenca tile depicting a whimsical sea creature or dragon.  It’s velvety glaze in a rich, dark sea green overlaps the edges.  Pewabic has a long design tradition of crafting tiles that feature beautifully modeled creatures and this is a wonderful example of that legacy.   See [...]

Pewabic Ella Peters Rare Advertisement Tile

On February 4, 2011, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Ella Peters (1901-1994) was employed at Pewabic Pottery as founder Mary Chase Stratton’s assistant/secretary.  When she retired in 1969 after 30 years with the company, she and her husband Ira, using original molds and glaze formulas, continued to make pieces out of their home.  This relief tile was created by [...]

Pewabic Iridescent Cup

On January 29, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

Pewabic Pottery, Detroit, MI  1903-present Remarkable little cup dating back to the mid to late 1920′s from Pewabic with a portion of the original paper label covering the incised marking.  The wonderful dripping, iridescent glazing has shades of blue, purple, green, gold and gray.  As any Pewabic fan knows the photos do not do justice [...]