An incredibly rare group of lustres tiles
removed from fireplaces cheeks yet nevertheless
in excellent condtiion. Three inches by three
inches tiles with about two dozen trimmed for
borders for the original installation and a few
with more than slight damage. Excellent colour,
a good red which shows rainbow colours when
caught in the light.
Embossed lustre tiles show the effect to the
greatest extent catching the light at various
angles to capture the lustre. Of the lustre tile
manufacturers I have only seen such tiles by Maw
& Co, William de Morgan & Co. made some
rarely found flat lustre plain tiles but I have
never seen embossed lustre tiles by the company
other than the lion and lioness tile.
These tiles represent an outstanding interior
design opportunity for combining with lustres
tiles by Maw & Co, William de Morgan &
Co or other makers. Tiles from various makers
were often mixed in original installations as
designers and architects sought the best
solutions for their clients. Combined with tiles
such as these
a most impressive display can be achieved.
All cleaned and ready for installation apart
from the cut and trimmed tiles most of which
could be installed and cleaned afterwards.
72 perfect/near perfect
17 with small chips
31 trimmed for the original installation
Minor damages can be coloured in with stains
(such as Mixol) as should any grout be similarly
coloured (tiles were originally close-butted
leaving little or no room for grout). Click
either image for a much larger image, the tiles
with most damage are on the bottom rows.