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 […]

CALCO Mayan Profile Tile

On November 16, 2017, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

CALCO (California Clay Products) So. Gate, CA This vintage tile has the face of a Mayan or Aztec warrior.  Glazing is a mix of tan, teal and brown with matte finish.  Can be framed, set into fireplace etc.  We have a 2nd tile with slightly darker glazing.  Sold individually. 7 1/2″ x 7 1/2″ x […]

Calco Vent Tiles

On October 28, 2017, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Clay Products (CALCO), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Also know as grills or ventilation tiles, these were originally designed for use in the transfer of heat, for stoves or fireplaces.   And they were also used in attics or foundations to let air thru.  These were made by CALCO and have their signature mottled glazing. […]

CALCO Adam & Eve Bookends

On October 17, 2017, in California Tiles, Miscellaneous Items, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Clay Products (CALCO), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Selling vintage ceramic bookends depicting Adam & Eve.   Mottled glazing has a glossy finish and images are very three dimensional. 7″ wide x 6 1/2″ tall x 3″ thick (each piece) Excellent condition Qty = 1 set $425 set

Vintage Ceramic Ashtray Assortment

On December 28, 2016, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Here are some of the vintage ceramic ashtrays we have available.   There are a variety of pottery companies represented here:   Bauer, CALCO, Kraftile, Malibu and Pewabic. Contact us for more photos and details. Sizes and prices vary.

CALCO Flower Pots & Vines Tile

On November 4, 2016, in California Tiles, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Clay Products, So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 This elegant floral relief tile depicts two flower pots with overflowing vines.   Look at the details on the borders as well.   Just absolutely an artistic and well-made vintage tile.   Rufus Keeler was the creative genius at CALCO, before he moved on to work at Malibu […]

Calco Tile with Peacocks

On September 27, 2014, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

CALCO (California Clay Products), So. Gate, CA   1923-1932 Vintage relief tile depicts 2 peacocks on the branches of a potted, flowing plant.  Wonderful details and glazing that one would expect from this great company.  Can be framed or used in a fireplace or other installation. 11 1/2′ long x 3 3/4″ wide x 1″ […]

CALCO Ashtray-Female Nude

On September 26, 2014, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

CALCO (California Clay Products), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Before Rufus Keeler helped form Malibu Potteries in 1926, he worked at CALCO.   This ashtray design was made by both companies, which leads us to believe the Mr. Keeler took this pattern with him.    The ashtray features a nude female lying on her side.  The […]

Calco Peacock Tiles

On July 12, 2014, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Clay Products (Calco), So. Gate, CA  1923-1932 Stunning vintage tiles from Rufus Keeler’s Calco depict opposing peacocks with tremendous details and matte glazes.   They are self framed, and can be placed together or used separately.   Imagine a fireplace surround using these terrific tiles!    Sold separately. 11″ x 5  1/2″ x 3/4″ […]

CALCO Field Tiles/Brown/Beige

On March 2, 2014, in California Tiles, Field Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

CALCO (California Clay Products), So. Gate, CA   1923-1932 We have a supply of these wonderful vintage field tiles in two colors, deep brown and beige/brown.     The tile surface is smooth and uneven and the matte glazing has a mottled effect.   Contact us for large quantity discount. 3 3/4″ square x 5/8″ […]