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New Historic House Puzzle!

Check out this week’s new Historic House Puzzle! Click here to go to the free online puzzle: https://yourhistorichouse.com/british-victorian-encaustic-tiles-puzzle/

British Victorian encaustic tiles in India. The Victorians loved elaborate patterning and encaustic tile was a popular material for producing such patterns on floors. The method for making these tiles allows the colored clay to go nearly all the way through the tile. It is not just applied to the surface where it could be worn off. This production method was developed by British potters to recreate Gothic patterns and quickly spread to use with all Victorian era styles of architecture.

Encaustic tiles by Minton and other potters in the UK were shipped all over the globe. This example is located in Bikaner Fort in the Great Indian Desert in northwest India and dates to remodeling undertaken by the 20th Maharajah of Bikaner, Dungar Singh, who reigned from 1872 to 1887. Identical tiles can be found in 19th century homes and public buildings in the United States.

Ceramic tile preservation, restoration, and replication is covered in detail in “Restoring Your Historic House, The Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners.”

The award-winning and bestselling 720-page hardcover book is available in bookstores nationwide and from online retailers.

Signed and personalized copies are available directly from the author in our shop, https://yourhistorichouse.com/shop/.

Our shop also carries related titles by other authors and our 2022 Historic House Calendar.

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