Fountain Frog by Italian Terra Cotta Co.

On February 7, 2019, in Miscellaneous Items, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Italian Terra Cotta Company, Los Angeles, CA   circa 1920-1970 Very desirable matte green glaze covers this large vintage fountain frog.   This is an early piece and has great detailing.  Openings were made for water to be pumped thru the mouth, and ITC’s marked is incised into the base.   This is very heavy […]

Magnificent Claycraft Scenic Tile

On October 20, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Here is an outstanding example of tile work from California’s golden era.    A rural country setting is depicted, featuring a thatched-roof cottage with castle in the background.   Abundant with details, the tile is self framed and has several matte glaze colors.    The image is on the […]

Cal Art Spanish Courtyard Tile

On July 28, 2018, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Art Tile Company, Richmond, CA   1920’s to 1960 Entitled “A Night in Spain,” this vintage tile has many wonderful features.  Portrays a finely-dressed couple standing near a fountain in a Spanish mission or courtyard.   Notice the crescent moon, individual adobe bricks, a red clay pot etc.   Great workmanship.  Tile is self […]

Taylor 4-Tile Pheasant Panel

On October 19, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Taylor Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1934-1938 An amazingly beautiful vintage scenic panel depicting a pheasant perched on a tree branch.   Glaze colors are abundant; tiles have a smooth, glossy finish.   This can be installed indoors or out; set in a tile table or framed. 16  1/2″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never […]

Harding Black Piñata Panel

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX   1940-1990 Harding Black was a master American ceramics artist, who was active from the 1930s to the 1990s. Early in his career, he worked for the WPA and also taught ceramics classes to children at San Antonio’s Witte Museum.   His main focus was pottery, but during the 1940’s […]

Market Day Panel by Harding Black

On September 22, 2017, in American Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Harding Black, San Antonio, TX  1940-1990 Wonderful vintage tile panel is Harding Black’s depiction of a Mexican market.   Men and women are selling their wares in this colorful scene.  Each tile is approximately 6″ x 6.”   Can be framed or set as a focal point of an installation.  One tile was professionally recreated […]

Claycraft Tall Tree/Mission Tiles

On May 13, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Tall vintage relief tiles depict a mission by a river with a tall tree in the foreground.   Claycraft is known for artistically-designed tiles with images of California landscapes.    Some are more colorful than others.   Can be framed, set into a fireplace surround or any other installation. […]

Spanish Patio Scene by Claycraft

On March 30, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Claycraft Potteries, Los Angeles, CA  1921-1939 Large vintage relief tile depicts a courtyard or patio of a Spanish style building.  Has many artistic and creative details, such as the animal face spitter on the side of the fountain.  Notice the design of the large ornate door and details in the shadows of the arches.   […]

Taylor 4-Tile Floral Panel

On February 17, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Taylor Tile Company, Los Angeles, CA  1934-1938 This vintage 4-tile floral panel was made by Taylor and previously set into a tile table.   There are 5 mainly glossy glaze colors on a smooth surface.  There are some scratches that we frequently on the black glaze.  Can be reset into a table, set into a […]

Muresque Floral/Butterfly Tile Vintage

On January 24, 2017, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Muresque Tiles, Oakland, CA  1925-1934 Artistically designed and deeply molded, this spectacular vintage tile is a great example of the work done by Muresque.   The tall flowering plant has 3 butterflies within the design.  Matte glazes are blue, green and purple against the dusty beige/tan.  Self framed and never set. 17 1/4″ tall x […]