Noord Holland Grey Bleu Antique Terra Cotta Tile - PA 215

$ 45.00

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Dimensions: 8 3/4" x 8 3/4" x 1 1/8" to 1 3/8" thick


Provenance: Noord Holland, Amsterdam

Cost - $45.00/SF

Noord Holland is where we found a crucial antique terra cotta tile lot that so many have been waiting for and love.  Unique and rare - we reclaimed this lot with joy - beholding the beauty of such an historic grey terra cotta tile floor.  As you and I understand, clay is usually in the warm earth tones.  French reclaimed terra cotta tiles are known for these glorious rich red and blush colors.  However, in Holland - there are times when a grey clay deposit is unearthed and when fired, the terra cotta tiles bake into these grey-bleu hues.  Hand made and high-fired in wood burning kilns, the intensity of the heat varied.  The variation of the heat source is what produced this exquisite range of antique greys - from grey bleu and stone grey to olive grey and silvery white.  After 150 years, the surface of the clay has been worn, like a matte stone patina and it's elegant, straight edges - antiqued to historic perfection.

Cleaning and Maintenance:  This lot will need surface cleaning after installation. Vacuum, then clean with Black Soap (Savon Noir) to disinfect, maintain, protect and enhance patina.

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