Very Old English Floral Tiles

On March 30, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in England    early 1900’s Antique tiles from England have a floral motif with raised lines separating the glazes.   Some have glossy finish, some are matte and some are mixed.    Vibrant colors have interesting effects from the firing process.  Can work with Victorian or even Arts & Crafts environments.  Marked ENGLAND on […]

Rare 3″ Antique Mexican Tiles

On March 23, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Mexico, circa 1920’s These smaller tiles are very hard to find – we haven’t had many in all our years of business.   They are hand painted with floral motif and vibrant glaze colors. 3″ x 3″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = as shown $50 each

Talavera Mexican Tile Set

On March 20, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Mexico      1920’s This old 4-tile set has the iconic blue/white glazing that is reminiscent of Talavera.  Hand painted floral motif with matte and satiny glazes.  Each tile measures 5 1/2.” 11″ x 11″ x 3/8″ thick Very good condition; never set.  Some glaze pops, small chips Qty = 1 set of […]

Antique Mexico – Hand-Made Tiles

On March 20, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Mexico    circa 1920’s We have 4 tiles in this pattern. They are hand-painted with bright glaze colors.   Smooth surface with a satiny finish. 5 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; never set.  Some glaze pops and minor wear. Qty = as shown $75 each

Antique Portuguese Tiles Rare Collection

On February 28, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Portugal circa late 18th century After the devastating earthquake that destroyed most of Lisbon in 1755, the Marquis de Pombal was mainly responsible for the rebuilding of the city.   Tile production went into full swing.   This very rare collection of antique tiles comes from that period and belongs to Mr. Norman […]

Very Old Mexican Tile

On December 21, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Mexico, 1920-1930’s We love these very old hand-made Mexican tiles.   This one has colorful glazes and an organic feel.   Tile has a floral motif, beveled edges and the finger marks in the clay can be seen and felt on the back. 5 1/2″ x 5  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; […]

Don Quixote 9-Scenic Tiles from Spain

On October 23, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Ramos Rejano, Seville, Spain circa early 1900’s Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age.  These little vintage tiles are a depiction of some of his adventures to undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha.  There are bright glossy […]

Westraven Holland Windmill Tile Cloisonne

On October 17, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Westraven, Utrecht, Holland   Mid 1900’s ? Delft cloisonne tile has raised lines creating the images and separating the glossy glazes.   There are seven colors and nice details.   Factory-made openings for hanging. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition Qty = 1 $95

Antique Blue/White Mexican Tiles

On October 17, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Mexico, circa late 1800’s-to early 1900’s These Mexican tiles are very old and have been painted by hand using blue and off white glazes.   Star pattern with simply-decorated corners.   Beveled edges.   Norman Karlson had a love of  antique tile and purchased pieces from all over the world.    Sadly, he […]

Vintage Chinese Vents

On September 28, 2018, in Foreign Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Ceramic ventilator or grill tiles were originally designed for the exchange of air or heat, but can be used as wall decorations.  We currently have 3 sizes; 1 in matte dark green and the others in glossy green.  The floral motif is on both sides and there are factory-made holes, which can be used to […]