30+ antique Boch Freres Border tiles 1900

A run of antique French Boch Freres Maubeuge border tiles in a helix design

17cm square tiles, superb ceramic from a quality heritage handmade production

The tiles can be seen in the 1900 Boch Freres catalogue scans included in the photo gallery

Fully cleaned and ready to relay they come with their original 4 border corner tiles

Can be used to frame a ceramic, antique parquet, as a decorative feature in kitchen or bathroom, as a splashback, counter run, in an inglenook, chimney hearth...

We also have available 6 of the border tile with its central blue ring motif. These were used within the border run at the central point as a decorative feature. See photographs for details; one displays a larger chip, nevertheless groutable.

25 'helix themed' border tiles for a linear length of 4.25 metres, 13.9 feet.

Plus 6 'centralised blue motif' border tiles, for a linear length of 102cm, 40 inches


Antique tiles were most commonly made in single or two tile moulds. Before current computer automation methods their moulds were made my hand and the colour slips mixed by eye. Kiln temperatures could also be variable, as could the firing time. The result is that often tiles display subtle size and thickness variations and there can be tonal variations in colours, owing to the slip mixing and/or firing time. All of this makes these handmade tiles unique and adds to their charm. Some floors display their subtle variations in size and tones, some not, but when photographing we always take a random section of the floor so that it is representative of the whole. A tiler should always dry lay a section of the tiles to familiarise himself with them before starting to fix lay. 

Floor Size: 
To 5m²