Also Called :

Tea Tiles, Trivets, Octagonal Tiles

Rarity :


Age :

Mid 19th Century

Price Range :


Dimensions :

Left to right:

6″ x 6″ x 3/16″

5 5/8″ x 5 5/8″ x 3/16″

Weight :

Left to Right:

8 oz.

7 oz.

Provenance :

Left to Right:


Celeste Koster, Chatham, NY-1967

Availability :


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 scarcer than the round and square tiles thus, more expensive.

The two octagonal tiles shown here range in size from 6″  to 5 5/8″. These two are 3/16″ thick. We have seen a smaller 5 1/8″ tile. One picture shows one tile on top of the other to show the size difference. Both tiles have a little bit of glaze on the bottoms. As with many Canton forms there may be larger and smaller examples than shown here. The other four tile shapes have separate listings.

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