Walrich Pine Cone Tile

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

Walrich, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 Three-dimensional pine cones are depicted on this vintage, self-framed tile.  Matte glazing is mottled blue and brown; sides are also covered.   This tile can work well with Arts & Crafts environments. 5″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition; signed, never set.   Hairline on front & back-about 2″ on each […]

Walrich Mission Tile

On August 15, 2015, in California Tiles, by nancy

Walrich, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 An old Spanish mission is depicted on the vintage Walrich tea tile.  It has three glossy glaze colors and a 3-dimensional feel.   This company had high artistic standards so tiles we not mass produced. 6  1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick Excellent condition; signed with incised mark plus their original paper […]

Walrich Vintage Ceramic Tray

On July 11, 2015, in Pottery, by nancy

Walrich Pottery, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 Fine pieces were made by this pottery, founded by Gertrude and James Wall.   Here is a ceramic rectangular tray with satiny turquoise glazing, which drips and pools along the bottom edges. 11″ long x 7″ wide x 3/4″ deep Very good condition; one of the glaze drips broke off […]

Walrich Sunset Tile

On April 3, 2013, in California Tiles, by nancy

Walrich Pottery, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 This beautiful tile depicts a sailing ship on the bay at sunset (most likely the San Francisco bay).  Trees and greenery are in the foreground.  This has a very three-dimensional feel and glossy glaze colors continue down the sides of the tile.   Walrich was established by James Wall, who […]

Walrich Ship Plaque

On March 25, 2011, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by nancy

Walrich Pottery, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 Extremely rare and exceptional vintage signed tile plaque from Walrich.  With a terrific 3-dimensional feel, this plaque combines a ship on the ocean with a mission bell, both popular motifs from Walrich.  Polychrome glaze has both matte and glossy finishes.  This is the largest Walrich tile we have ever seen. […]

Walrich Miniature Bowl

On March 17, 2011, in Pottery, by nancy

Walrich Pottery, Berkeley, CA  1922-1930 Very nice miniature bowl with mottled matte blue glazing.  You can see and feel the thick, medium blue glaze as it drips down and covers the lighter blue.  This has one of Walrich’s marks on the bottom, a raised W. 2″ x 3  3/4″ Excellent condition Qty = 1 $299