In a cool palette, a large back to back border frame
PLEASE NOTE:- TILES ARE CURRENTLY RESERVED FOR A CLIENT PENDING A DECISION
A large number of ceramic encaustic border tiles complete with 4 internal and 4 external corner tiles
Cool palette of green, off-white, grey, mustard, burgundy, charcoal
Dating from the early 20th century, now professionally cleaned of their old mortar, wax and dirt and arrive ready to relay
Manufactured in Belgium by Societe Anonyme Produits Ceramiques St Remy-Chimay, we include a scan of the page presenting the tiles in their original catalogue
15cm square tiles, 15mm thick, can be laid back to back, as shown in the photographs, or singularly
Could be the exquisitely detailed frame to a modern ceramic or as a long kitchen counter splashback.
Excellent condition, a few displaying groutable edge nibbles
Back to Back lay - 7.5 linear metres / 24.6 feet
Single lay - 15 linear metres / 49.2 feet
96 tiles plus 4 internal and 4 external corners
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.