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    Posted 2 months ago

    JoeyC
    (87 items)

    I’m wondering who made this tile (perhaps bought as a blank and painted elsewhere?). A beautiful all hand painted 6” x 6” tile with fine gold highlights, it is 3/8” thick, glazed edges. The back has circles, appears to be unglazed. Maybe the circles on the back are unique to a company ... anybody know?

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    1. CardinalLady, 2 months ago
      I love birds and these are lovely. Do not know about them otherwise.
    2. Gillian, 2 months ago
      I think the circles on the back are to help the tile adhere to the "mud", (adhesive looks like mud), which is applied to the floor.
    3. JoeyC, 2 months ago
      Thank you for the comments. An expert on antique tiles may recognize the back, a “TARGET” pattern (tiles with raised or sunken circles on the reverse). Peter & Diana Clegg have an online identification article on American tiles. I’m wondering if my tile is English or German, suppose it could be American. The back seems distinctive.

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