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 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.
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
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.