Mensaque Rodriguez Spanish Tile

On December 1, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Mensaque Rodriguez, Seville, Spain   circa early 1900’s This scenic tile from Spain depicts a man and women in a park-like setting.   It has many glossy glaze colors separated  by resist lines.  Self framed. 7  3/4″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has some edge chips/wear and a surface chip (near the man’s knee). […]

Don Quixote Tile from Spain

On December 1, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Mensaque Rodriguez, Seville, Spain, circa early 1900’s Antique tile depicts a scene from Don Quixote, the story of a Spanish gentleman, who set forth on a journey to right wrongs and accomplish good deeds in the name of chivalry.   Resist lines separate the many glossy glaze colors. 5  1/2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition, […]

Azulejo Antiguo Espanol

On November 3, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Spain, circa 17th century Very very old tile was most likely made to be a border tile, but is lovely enough to stand on its own.   The background is matte and the colorful glazes are glossy. 5  1/4″ sq x 1″ thick Great condition for its age; minor edge wear. Qty = […]

Spanish Tile Set Pickman

On January 28, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pickman SA, Seville, Spain   Circa late 1800’s This 2-tile set of antique tiles has an unusual repeating pattern.   Raised lines create the design and separate the 4 satiny glaze colors. each tile = 10″ x 5″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; some chips and wear.   Glaze pops. Qty = 1 set of […]

Vintage Moroccan Tile

On November 12, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Morocco   circa 1920’s or later These old tiles have a smooth surface with a colorful pattern.   We have just enough for a small project.   In addition to the number of tiles shown, we have a few chipped ones that could be used if any tile needs to be cut to […]

Spanish Antique Tile

On September 16, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain   Circa 1800’s There are 4 satiny glazes on this antique tile from Spain.   Smooth surface and attractive pattern. 7  1/2″ sq x  3/4″ thick Good condition; has wear appropriate to its antiquity Qty = 1 $125  

Antique Pickman & Co. Spanish Tile

On August 26, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Pickman & Company, Seville, Spain     1841-? This award-winning tile company produced high-quality tiles that won them the “Gran Medalla Oro Paris” in 1878, which is stamped on the back of their tiles.    Here is one of their brightly-glazed tiles with raised lines separating the colors.   Depicted are pomegranates and flowering vines […]

Antique Floral Tile Set from Spain

On July 9, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain   circa 17th century     We have 2 sets of these very old chunky tiles with rich glaze colors and intricate design.   The tiles have an aged patina appropriate to their antiquity, which adds character and charm. 10″ sq x 1″ thick Good condition; distressed Qty = 2 sets $290 […]

Antique Spanish Tile Set with Moorish Star

On May 2, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain, circa 1800’s These thick tiles have a Moorish star pattern recessed into the clay and glazes with rich, satiny colors.   We are selling the collection of Norman Karlson, who traveled all over the world gathering antique tile.    We have many 2-tile patterns – too many to list separately. 11″ x […]

Antique Tile Set from Spain

On January 9, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain, circa 17th century Wonderful 4-tile set has multiple glaze colors with a 3-dimensional floral motif.  From the collection of Norman Karlson, tile expert, who traveled all over the world searching for interesting antique tiles.   Because of its age, it is distressed, but in a pleasing way!  Each tile measures 5×5″. Good […]

Antique Floral/Leaf Tiles from Spain

On August 20, 2014, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain, age unknown These are very old and come from Mr. Karlson’s collection of Spanish tiles.   Raised lines separate the glazes and the floral/leaf design has an artistic quality.   Will sell separately; just indicate your choice to us. 5  1/2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has expected wear and patina […]

Spanish Tin-Glazed Polychrome Tile

On October 1, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Spain,  circa 1850 Antique Spanish ceramic tiles like these are fast becoming rarer and harder to find. Adding in the fact that these tiles are of the highest quality makes their scarcity even more dramatic. These frieze or border tiles in a spectacular polychrome cuenca depict a satyr (probably the god Pan) flanked […]