49 Belgian Art Deco ceramic border tiles

Perfect for a chimney hearth or fire surround or as a practical and decorative option as a splashback behind an antique sink, bath or aga, 6.9 linear metres / 22.6ft+ of art deco Belgian ceramic borders dating from the 1930's.

14cm sq and 15mm thick ceramic encaustic tiles.

Excellent condition, having been cleaned tile by tile of their old mortar to the reverse and sides and old wax from their faces. Slip colours are crisp and consistent on a quality ceramic. 

The photographs show a random selection of the lot.

49 tiles available in total.


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. 

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