Victorian Fireplace Tiles LGC085 – (orange tulip on red base)
Victorian fireplace tiles LGC085 used a process of tube lining where slip was trailed onto the surface of the tile. This formed raised lines separating the areas where different colours were added to form a decorative pattern. Coloured glazes were poured into the areas of the tile formed by the tube-lined decoration.
Victorian Tiles achieved their maximum popularity from 1880 to 1901. Prominent artists were commissioned to design tiles such as William Morris and William de-Morgan.
Designs allowed clever patterning when several tiles were used together. Tile panels or runs in which the pattern continues across the 5 tiles became very popular in Edwardian times but very few sets of 10 survive since just one discoloured or broken tile ruins the set.
Carron fireplace tiles are made by hand using exactly the same techniques as original Victorian and Edwardian tiles. No two tiles will be the same.
Tiles measure 6″ x 6″ square to fit Victorian and Edwardian fireplaces.
Colour variations and crackled glazing may appear across sets of tiles which are double fired in the kiln enabling the tiles to withstand heat from the fire. This is entirely natural due to the manufacturing process and not a fault with the tiles.
Choose your tiles carefully. Once fitted, it is very difficult to remove tiles. The complete fireplace will need removing refitting if you decide to replace tiles.
Never use standard wall or floor tiles in fireplaces.