Rossman Vintage Tile Table

On July 3, 2019, in American Tiles, Tile Tables, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Rossman, New York, NY  1908-1930 Stunning vintage tile table features Rossman tiles set in iron base.   Outstanding artistry and workmanship easily describe the tiles produced by this company.   Last 2 photos show some history and one of the tiles in this table.   Notice the clever use of thin decorative liner tiles around […]

Paul Czirban Ceramics

On June 26, 2019, in Mid-Century/Modern, Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Paul Czirban, Los Angeles, CA  1946-present We have acquired several contemporary ceramic pieces made by Paul Czirban.    We shared the building with Paul when our store was in its early years on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles.   Photos were taken from our store display; if interested in any of the pieces, we will […]

Polia Pillin Oblong Tray Abstract

On June 25, 2019, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Polia Pillin Art Pottery, Los Angeles, CA  1948-1992 Here is an early piece by Polia with dark colors and abstract background.  Two figures are separated by a delicate tree.   Hand painted. 7 1/2″ x 6″ Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $625

Vintage Decorated Tile GMB

On June 15, 2019, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA    1890-present Very chunky vintage tile has multiple satiny glazes with raised lines creating the repeating pattern.   Thick red clay.   

Redwood Trees on CALCO Tile

On June 13, 2019, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

CALCO, California Clay Products, So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Majestic redwood trees are the focus of this wonderful vintage tile from Calco.   Multi-colored polychrome glazing and 3-dimensional mountain and woodland scene are a great combination.   Self framed.   Can be used as central tile in a fireplace or any installation.   We also have […]

Antique Grueby Insert Tiles

On June 13, 2019, in American Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Grueby Pottery, So. Boston, MA  1894-1919 Matte tan glaze really stands out against the glossy black surface, which is recessed into the red clay.   Floral/geometric pattern.  Can be used for a number of projects. 3″ x 3″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; never set Qty = 22 $80 each

Bookends Female/Male Gladding McBean

On May 14, 2019, in Miscellaneous Items, Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Vintage bookends combine beauty and artistry that would enhance any setting.    Nude figures, male and female are sitting on and leaning against books.  The glazing is particularly eye catching in mottled shades of turquoise and green with a bit of crystallization.    There is a top corner chip […]

Vintage Floral Batchelder Tile

On May 2, 2019, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Large flower dominates this vintage, self-framed tile.  Has Batchelder’s characteristic attention to detail with matte glazing in the recessed areas. 5  3/4″ x 5  3/4″ x 1″ thick Great condition; signed, never set. Qty = 1 $250

Batchelder Glazed Tile

On May 2, 2019, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Batchelder, Los Angeles, CA  1909-1932 Cuenca tile has raised lines forming the pattern and separating the matte glazes.  Vibrant colors and craze lines are attractive and eye catching.   Sold individually. 4″ x 4″ x 1/2″ thick Great condition; signed, never set. Qty = 10 $135 each

Large Brayton Ruffled Vase

On April 6, 2019, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Brayton Laguna Pottery, Laguna Beach, CA  1927-1968 Vintage vase from Brayton’s earlier years is hand thrown with a hand-formed ruffle top.   Maroon glazing as a glossy sheen and marks from the potter’s wheel are visible. 7  1/4″ tall x 10″ at its widest Very good condition; tiny chip near bottom; signed Qty = 1 […]