Small late 19th century ceramic panel

A small back to back panel of antique French ceramic tiles produced by Paul Charnoz, Paray le Monial in the late 19th century

Reclaimed from the kitchen of a chicory farm being renovated in the north of France

The tiles were individually handmade and as a consequence, as can be seen in the high resolution photographs, there is some variation in the slip tones

The tiles display a rich patina; colours are crisp and there are occasional capillary cracks, which formed when the tiles were taken from the kiln after firing. As can be seen in the high resolution photographs there are small chips and edge nibbles on most tiles, all groutable and adding to their charm

17cm sq tiles, over 15mm thick and more than a kilo each, these are a quality tile and would make a unique statement as a decorative feature, splashback, in a chimney hearth...

6 tiles available. The panel shown is 51cm x 34cm or 20 inches x 13.4 inches