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Ceramic Tiles183 of 279‘Ages of Love’ Relief, After Thorvaldsen (Bing & Grondahl, Denmark), 2nd Half of the 19th CenturyVery Large 12" tile of Gathering of Connoisseurs by Guy Bufet
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    Posted 7 years ago

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    I bought thousands of these old and very tiny tiles many years ago along w/ a bunch of old California tiles from the 1920s. I wonder who made these ones? they are 1/2" square and the base clay is kind of a distinctive pinkish yellow - very similar to the clay in Arequipa Pottery. Any ideas of where and when they were made will be much appreciated.

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    1. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 7 years ago
      You just gave me a great idea. Thanks! I've got a table and chair, the glass is gone and I thought for a brief moment to...well, of course I didn't. lol I'd much rather do this than replace the glass :)
    2. Manikin Manikin, 7 years ago
      I need a bag full myself ho2 :-) I was just thinking I need to replace a small table top I use for my coffee cup and had tile in mind . Yours look like Mexican made to me ? The newer ones now come on a sheet so they are all lined up making it easier . Love the table top too !
    3. Virginia.vintage Virginia.vintage, 7 years ago
      You lucky!!! This is adorable!!!
    4. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 7 years ago
      thank you shareurpassion, Manikin, and Virginia.vintage! great idea shareurpassion. Manikin - i don't think they're Mexican because of the color and hardness of the clay bisque and the glazes are all arts/crafts glazes from 1900-1930. i've done a bit of homework w/ these and i can tell that much. an expert in the california potteries of the time can tell me who they are made by - or at least one or two probable ones. i just need to find one!

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