Also Called :

Tea tiles, Trivets, Square Tiles

Rarity :

Rare

Age :

Mid 19th Century

Price Range :

$150.-$325. (Depending on Size)

Dimensions :

Left to right:

6″ square x 1/4″

4 7/8″ square x 1/4″

3 7/8″ square x 3/16″

 

Weight :

Left to Right:

12 oz.

8 oz.

4 oz.

Provenance :

Left to right:

2006

Avis Howell, Belfast, ME-1988

1968

 

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. Round and square tiles are more common than the hexagonal, octagonal and chamfered corner tiles thus, a little less expensive.

The square tiles shown here range in size from 6″ square to 3 7/8″ square. Their thickness ranges from 3/16″ to 1/4″. One picture shows the three tiles on top of each other as a size comparison. The two larger tiles have glaze on the entire  bottoms and the smallest has only a glazed “X”.  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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