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 […]

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 […]

Antique Spanish Border Tile Assortment

On November 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Spain, circa 1700-1900’s These antique border tiles are all from Norman Karlson’s collection; a result of his many years of traveling and acquiring old tiles.  Each has its own character and charm; and all we have left is what is shown here. Sold separately. sizes range from 3×5″ to 4×7″ Good condition; have […]

Flower Tile from Portugal

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Antique tile was salvaged before Portugal passed a law forbidding their old salvaged tiles to be exported and it comes from Norman Karlson’s huge collection.   It is the only one we have with this pattern.  Hand-painted floral motif with blue and off white satiny glazes. 5 3/4″ sq […]

Hand-Painted Antique Portuguese Tile

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Satiny glazes cover this antique Portuguese tile.  Four glaze colors were used on the hand-painted floral motif. 5 5/8″ sq x 3/8″ thick Very good condition for its age Qty = 1 $40

Man on Horse Antique Dutch Tile

On August 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Holland    circa 1700’s The Dutch were prolific in tile making as early as the 16th century.   The ubiquitous blue on white, decorated corners and simple motifs result in wonderful and collectible tiles.   Scenes of daily life, animals, birds, flowers, soldiers, children playing games are depicted on these charming tiles. We […]

Cavalrymen Antique Dutch Tiles

On August 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Holland, age unsure Although these Dutch tiles are not as old as many shown on our website, they were made using the same style and designs as we have seen on 17th century tiles.   Each tile depicts a different image of men on horseback with some holding swords and others with banners. […]

Spanish Tile by M. Ramos Rejano

On July 15, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Manuel Ramos Rejano, Seville, Spain    late 1800’s – mid 1900’s Bright blue and white glazes cover this vintage Spanish tile.   Raised lines separate the colors and create the floral, Moorish-influenced pattern.  The tiles from this company decorate many buildings around the world. 10  3/4″ long x 5  1/2″ wide x 1/2″ thick Very […]

Glass Tile/Comtemporary

On July 5, 2017, in Mid-Century/Modern, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Novodecor Glass Tile, Spain We have large quantities of these great-looking and well-made contemporary glass tiles.    They come in boxes of 20 pcs, but we will work with you and break up a box to sell you the quantity you need.  There are six colors, mostly matte and one glossy black.  Colors listed below […]

Victorian Antique Border Tiles by Low

On May 5, 2017, in American Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

J. & J. G. Low Art Tile Works, Chelsea, MA  1877-1902 Just have a few of these old beautiful border tiles from Low.   Each has a raised pattern or design with glossy glaze colors.  Most of these are all photographed in Norman Karlson’s Encyclopedia of American Art Tiles, Region 1. 6″ long x 3/8″ […]