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.   

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 GMB Heraldic Tiles

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

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present These chunky vintage tiles have recessed images of rampant lions, fleur de lis and crosses with glossy glazing.  These are larger than the others listed-see last photo for smaller tiles.   Sold separately in any quantity.  Some are signed. 4″  to  4  1/2″ x  1″ thick Great condition Qty […]

GMB 2-Tile Floral

On March 22, 2017, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present This circa 1960’s set of 2 6×6″tiles has lovely pastel glaze colors with matte and glossy finishes.   Use as a focal point in any installation.  The date on the back of one tile is not when this was made; perhaps it’s the date the tiles were acquired by […]

GMB/Hermosa Decorated Tile

On July 15, 2015, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1937-1962 This interesting scene depicts a woman sitting in front of a stately home.  Nice detailing and decorated corners. 6″ sq x  1/4″ thick Good condition; minor edge wear.  Signed. Qty = 1 $125

GMB Hermosa Star Tiles

On October 2, 2014, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1937-1962 These vintage tiles are dust pressed, talc bodied and have glossy glaze colors.   From their Hermosa line.   Contact us for your preference. 6″ sq x 3/8″ thick Great condition; signed, never set Qty = 1 ea $50 ea

GMB Hermosa-Red Field Tile

On January 8, 2014, in Field Tiles, Pottery, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA   1890-present The Hermosa line of tiles were made in Glendale from approximate mid 1930’s to early 1960’s.  This bright red tile works well in mid-century environments, especially combined with other colors or patterns.  We have enough on hand to cover approximately 20 sq.ft.  This listing is for the 4″ […]

Gladding McBean Vintage Tile

On July 23, 2013, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Soft, muted glazes cover this vintage tile with its floral/geometric pattern.  It would be great to have more of these tiles to see the extent of the pattern that the repeating design would make. 4 1/4″ square x 3/8″ thick Great condition; minor edge/surface wear; signed. Qty = 1 […]

Gladding McBean Floral Tile

On December 27, 2012, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Here is a pretty floral/geometric pattern on this vintage talc-bodied, dust-pressed tile from GMB’s Hermosa line.    This line got its name when GMB took over the Hermosa Beach plant from American Encaustic in the early 1930’s.   This tile has satiny glaze colors on a smooth surface.   […]

Gladding McBean Franciscan/Hermosa

On August 16, 2012, in California Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Gladding McBean, Los Angeles, CA  1890-present Glossy vibrant glazes and a floral/geometric pattern covers this vintage tile from GMB.  It has nice color separation and can stand alone or be combined with other tiles.   We have enough on hand for a small backsplash, tile table or other installation. 4 1/4″ square x 1/4″ thick […]