Also Called :
Tea Tiles, Trivets, Hexagonal Tiles
Mid 19th Century
Price Range :
5 3/8″ measured side to side, 6″ point to point, 3/16″ thick.
Not For Sale–Not In The Collection
Description: All tiles are useful and decorative on the table. They are used to place hot teapots or dishes on to protect wood table tops. Tiles have 5 different shapes: round–square–hexagonal–octagonal–chamfered corners. None of the 5 different tiles we have seen, have rain cloud borders with one exception. That exception is a 7″ large round tile possibly because there was more space to add the border. Hexagonal, octagonal and chamfered corner tiles are rarer than round and square tiles. Hexagonal and chamfered are the rarest of all. Thus, these last two are more expensive.
The hexagonal tile shown here is 5 3/8″ measured side to side and 6″ point to point. Its thickness is 3/16″. The bottom is not glazed. As with many Canton forms there may be larger and smaller examples than shown here. The other four tile shapes have separate listings.