Small San Jose Mission Tiles

On October 25, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s These small vintage tiles each depict the San Antonio Mission.  Raised lines separate the multiple glaze colors, with combinations of matte and glossy finishes.  Glazes cover all sides, as is typical with most of their tiles. 3″ sq x  3/8″ thick Very good condition; pale blue tile […]

Vintage Vases from San Jose Mission

On October 25, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s We have two small San Jose Mission vases, hand thrown and glazed with satiny finish. 4″ tall Great condition; signed.  Glaze skip on blue vase. Qty = 1 each $125 each    

San Jose Mission Plate-Marine Life

On October 22, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920’s-1950’s Fifteen different designs depicting marine life on plates were made by the pottery company.   This vintage plate has the swordfish design with matte and satiny glaze colors.   None of the plates  have San Jose’s maguey mark.  A nice addition to any collection.    The black […]

Vintage San Jose Scenic Tile

On February 18, 2016, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920’s-1950’s Large San Jose tile has a smooth surface and lots of color.    A Mexican woman sits on a burro led by a Mexican man.  Glazes cover all sides.   San Jose’s maguey logo on the bottom right corner is slightly faded.  There is a factory indentation on […]

San Jose Hacienda Bowl

On February 18, 2016, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Pottery, San Antonio, TX  1920’s-1950’s Here is a vintage low bowl with a charming image of a simple hacienda with a snow-covered mountain in the background.  San Jose pottery pieces are wonderfully executed with colorful glazes. 7″ wide x 1  1/2″ tall Very good condition; minor nicks Qty = 1 $475  

Small Mission Tiles

On August 8, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   C1920-1950’s Here are a couple of smaller versions of San Jose’s Pottery’s popular mission tile.  Each has raised lines separating the matte and glossy glaze colors. 3″ sq x 1/4″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 each $325 each  

Man with Sombrero/San Jose

On August 5, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  C1920-1950’s A man wearing a sombrero rests near an agave plant on this vintage tile from San Jose Mission.   Polychrome glazes are matte and glossy on a smooth surface.   Self framed with black glaze covering the sides. 5  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Great condition; small edge […]

San Jose Mission Tile

On July 30, 2015, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   1920-1950 Here is another version of the iconic mission scene that this old pottery produced.   The vivid glazes are mostly matte mixed with glossy.  Raised lines provide excellent color separation.  Fine workmanship. 6″ sq x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 $400   […]

San Jose Tile with Mission

On December 10, 2014, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   Circa 1920-1950 Raised lines separate the six satiny glazes on this vintage tile.   This is a depiction of the historical mission in San Antonio, and was a popular subject for tiles.   We also have this image on smaller tiles. 6″ sq x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; […]

San Jose Calla Lily Plates

On January 25, 2014, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   Circa 1920-1950’s Beautiful vintage plates feature a large calla lily and four satiny glazes.  The edges have rings and we have two sizes available.   Sold separately. 6.5″  =  10 pcs = $100 each 10″   =  3 pcs =   $200 each Great condition

San Jose Daffodil Tile

On March 30, 2013, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   1920-1950’s Soft glaze colors have a satiny finish on this floral tile with a daffodil.  The tile has a hand made feel with its irregular corners and smooth edges. 5  3/4″ square x 1/2″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 $650

San Jose Mission History & Photos

On November 23, 2012, in American Tiles, Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   Circa 1920-1950’s Ethel Harris established her “Mexican Arts & Crafts” workshop to train and create jobs for Mexican craftsmen while preserving the arts and crafts traditions. The production consisted of wrought iron tile tables, pottery and tiles. The tiles were glazed in very brilliant colors. The images on […]

San Jose Miniature Bowl

On November 20, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   Circa 1920-1950’s Miniature bowls are very collectible among antique lovers.   This vintage bowl is hand thrown and  has a lovely shade of mauve with a glossy finish.    Display this with other San Jose items or any pottery collection. 2  3/4″ wide x 1  3/4″ tall Great […]

San Jose Dogwood Tile

On November 20, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  Circa 1920-1950’s The dogwood flower was a popular motif with San Jose Mission artists.  This one has lovely turquoise, white and green matte glazing that covers all sides. 4″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; has a corner chip; signed Qty = 1 $340

Mission Tile/San Jose

On November 20, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   Circa 1920-1950’s Excellent workmanship is visible on this vintage, raised-line tile from San Jose Mission.   There is great color separation with the eight glossy glazes that cover all the sides.  We have other versions of this tile; if interested, ask for photos. 4″ square x 1/2″ thick […]

San Jose Rose Tile

On May 5, 2012, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX  1920-1950’s A lovely rose is depicted on this vintage San Jose tile.   Glaze colors are cleverly used to show the shading on the leaves and petals.  The tile has a smooth surface and six glazes.  Crazing adds interest. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Very good condition; chip on […]

San Jose Floral Plate

On April 7, 2012, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   Circa 1920-1950 This hand made vintage plate has a floral pattern we have not seen before.   The simple hand-painted flowers are colorful and whimsical.  Nice satiny mustard glazing covers this thick plate. 8″ wide Great condition Qty = 1 $450

San Jose Vintage Tile

On December 28, 2011, in American Tiles, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   C1920-1950 Rich deep glossy glaze colors cover this antique geometric tile from San Jose Mission.  Notice the interesting mottled orange glazing on this repeating pattern. 6″ square x 1/2″ thick Good condition; small chip on top edge, some minor surface wear Qty = 1 $250

San Jose Miniature Ruffled Bowl

On March 30, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Pottery, San Antonio, TX  C1930-1950 Adorable signed San Jose nesting bowl with ruffled edges.  The red clay is visible through the high-glazed pale mustard.  We have other nesting bowls in a few sizes and colors.  Can be set inside each other or displayed alone.  Ask for photos.  Sold separately. 4″ x 1  1/2″ […]

San Jose Drip Glaze Vase

On March 30, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

San Jose Mission, San Antonio, TX   C1930-1950 Unusual for San Jose Mission, the multi-colored glazes drip down the sides of the vase.  Glossy shades of green mix with creamy beige with the underlying brown showing through.  Very beautiful and unique.  Signed on bottom. 3″ x 4″ tall Excellent condition; glaze skips from the kiln […]