Antique French ceramic encaustic tiles c.1920 in a mosaic theme
An antique French ceramic tile produced in Maubeuge, France in the 1920-1930's.
The principle mosaic themed field tiles are 15cm sq / 6 inches sq and come with their original red and yellow diamond motif half size border tile.
The geometric design of the floor lends itself to being laid in one of several ways and photographic options for two layouts are shown in the gallery.
The palette and style lend themself particularly well to a bathroom.
The 15mm thick ceramic is in good condition, a large section has already been restored and the rest is work in progress.
Available by the m2 / sq ft.
Minimum order quantity is 5m2 / 55 sq ft unless part of a larger order.
Enquire for tile counts by tile type or let us know your surface area requirement.
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.