Also Called :

Tea Tiles, Trivets, Round Tiles

Rarity :

Scarce

Age :

Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$140.-$400. (Depending on size, the larger the more expensive)

Dimensions :

Left to right:

7″ x 1/4″

6 1/8″ x 3/16″

4 7/8″ x 1/4″

Weight :

Left to Right:

13 oz.

8 oz.

7 oz.

Provenance :

Left to right:

1990

DeCaro Auction, DE-1989

Herbert Schiffer, PA-1966

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 the 7″ largest round tile shown on the left in the first picture and far right in the 2nd row possibly because there was more space to add the border. Round and square tiles are more common than the hexagonal, octagonal and chamfered corner tiles thus, a little less expensive.

The round tiles shown here range in size from 7″ to 4 7/8″ in diameter. Their thickness ranges from 3/16″ to 1/4″. One picture has the three tiles on top of each other to show the size differences. The three have either a little glaze on them or a lot, see the glazed “X” on one. 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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