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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.