Beautiful run of antique ceramic art nouveau borders

A large run of antique French ceramic border tiles, 14cm square and c.15mm thick

Stunning art nouveau vegetal and butterfly detailing in a pastel palette

Reclaimed and fully restored, having had their old mortar and years of wax and dirt removed they arrive ready to relay

Pleasing antique patina of groubtable edge nibbles and the ocassional small chip

c.125 tiles available totalling 17.5 linear metres / 57.4 linear feet in length

Ideal for framing a larger floor; an antique tile or plain ceramic or as a feature in a kitchen or bathroom, wet room or shower

Sold as a lot. Owing to their heavy weight for a parcel courier (c.100 kilos / 220lbs) it is likely they will only be economically viable if shipped as part of a larger order.

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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