Acorn Jars with Lids California Faience

On March 30, 2019, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA   1915-1950 Newly acquired pair of vintage jars with acorn shape.  Made in the early years, approximately 1915-1933.  Lovely purple glaze has a glossy finish.   Sold separately. 3 1/2″ tall x 3 1/4″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 2 $500 ea

Framed Tile-California Faience

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

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 This vintage tile has a raised lacy floral motif with Cal Faience’s iconic turquoise glazing.   It measures 4″ and is framed in wood; ready to hang. 9″ tall x 8  1/2″ wide Great condition; very small corner chip on tile Qty = 1 $350

Squat Melon Bowl by Cal Faience

On March 23, 2019, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA   1920-1950’s Glossy turquoise glaze covers this lovely bowl referred to as lobed or melon shaped.  See photo taken from Kirby Brown’s wonderful book. 3″ tall x 6″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = 1 $850

Classic Vase by California Faience

On July 12, 2018, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Glossy turquoise covers this vintage vase with classic oriental form.   It has a flared lip and tapered body.  Glaze coverage is thin in some areas, around the lip and near the bottom.  There are some reflections from overhead lighting in the photos. 8 1/4″ tall Excellent condition; signed Qty […]

California Faience Tea Tiles

On July 6, 2018, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Stella Loveland Towne, a  ceramic artist, worked for Cal Faience in the 1920’s and although she designed many tiles, these fruit basket and flower basket tiles can definitely be attributed to her.   Glazed on all sides, these rounds are referred to as tea tiles.  Some are glossy, some are […]

Art Deco Vase by California Faience

On December 14, 2017, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1955 Mottled glazing is shades of brown with a glossy finish.   Art Deco vase is round and the top half has a swirled pattern.  This is shown in Kirby Brown’s book:   California Faience Ceramics for Cottages and Castles. 5 1/2″ tall x 6″ wide Excellent condition; signed Qty = […]

California Faience Tea Tile-Yucca

On August 15, 2017, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Vintage tea tile was made using the cuenca technique with raised lines separating the glazes.   The desert scene features a blooming yucca plant against a pale blue sky.   Tea tiles are round with glazed edges and originally made as decorative hot plates.   This design dates back between […]

California Faience Lidded Temple Jars

On July 21, 2017, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Two vintage temple jars from California Faience have glossy glaze colors.   Jar on the left is their Persian blue with a button top domed lid.  The slightly larger jar is robbin’s egg blue and has a flanged button top lid. 4 1/2″  –  4 3/4″ tall Excellent condition; signed […]

Bisque California Faience Vases

On July 5, 2017, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 Here are two small unglazed (bisque) vintage vases made by California Faience.   One was made with reddish clay and has a classic shape with a straight lip.  The smaller one is acorn shaped with deeper brown clay, also with a straight lip.   Contact us for more photos if […]

Rare Cal Faience Memorial Vase

On May 24, 2017, in Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

California Faience, Berkeley, CA  1915-1950 A limited amount of signed vases were made for family shrines.  Hidemaro Shibuya, a 6 year old boy who had a tragic death.   This is one of the vases, specially engraved and ordered by the father of Hidemaro Shibuya, who had a tragic death in 1932. Satiny turquoise glazing […]