An antique monochrome French ceramic encaustic tile
An antique French ceramic encaustic tile dating from the early twentieth century complete with its original same size border tile*.
15cm square, 15mm thick in a cool palette of greys, off-white and charcoal.
Impressive geometric tessellation design.
Photographs show the tiles laid:-
6 tiles x 4 tiles for an area of 90cm / 35.5 inches x 60cm / 23.5 inches.
Surface area of 0.54m2 or 5.8 sq.ft.
*Photograph of the same size border tile available on request.
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.