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Early 1900s Tile

These are pictures taken from museums and tile dealers of tiles roughly from the period 1900-1920, if the date could be determined.

Art Nouveau Fireplace Hearth Tile of a Camelia This beautiful Art Nouveau camelia features in a fireplace surround in a drawing room. The fireplace surround dates circa 1910.

Art Nouveau Fireplace Surround Tile - This beautiful Art Nouveau yellow tulip flanked by white roses features in a fireplace surround in a dining room. The fireplace surround dates circa 1908.

Art Nouveau Shop Front Tile of a Rose Bouquet This beautiful stylised Art Nouveau rose bouquet tile appears on a shop front along Lygon Street in the Melbourne suburb of West Brunswick. Although the tiles are crazed from exposure to the harsh Australian sun, they are still, in my opinion, quite beautiful.

Wall tile design from 1916 Tile Design Manual.

Floor mosaic tile pattern from 1916 tile design manual.

Violets and foliage. Art nouveau tile using a tube-lined technique very similar to the successionaist range of ceramics made by Mintons at around the same time. Reg. no 312107 panel E352 and also has a handpainter's mark.

for the love of tiles: vintage tiles

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inspiration from the NYC subways that combined mosaic with subway tiles. Here's a picture taken c.1910 I think in columbus circle.

Antique Arts and Crafts E. Smith pomegranate tile 1890. Beautiful Arts and Crafts E. Smith and Co. of Coalville tile with a pomegranate to the centre and laurel to the border, made circa 1890. The tile measures approximately 4 1/4 inches square and has ‘E. Smith & Co. Coalville’ moulded into the back. The photographs show the tile from both sides. The condition is excellent with only a few minor nibbles. There are no chips, cracks or any restoration. £35

Hex tile pattern in the front entryway of the the "endangered" Double House at 4018 Ingersoll, Des Moines. Built in 1909.

The 1906 and '07 tube stations, on the Bakerloo, Northern and Piccadilly lines, built by the Underground Electric Railways of London group were designed by architect Leslie Green and they are noteworthy for their extensive use of ceramic tiling. The ticket hall interiors were in cream and green tiles and had a decorative, relief dado band - the vast majority of the halls used the acanthus tile as seen here, a rarer pomegranite version can also be seen.

Tile Work in bungalow in West Adams neighborhood

Bluebell time by practicalowl, via Flickr. No precise date on this tile set, but looks fairly period. This tile panel was found at an antique shop.