The tiles in my childhood home in Beijing, 2020.12.26 ⇒
Chee Hsin cement tiles were most familiar to me, because I grew up with them. Chee Hsin not only tiled my childhood home but many my relatives’ as well.
- Tianjin 圣心会教堂 #109
- Sarasota #109
- Chen Cihong 陈慈黉 #109, #171
- Tianjin 易兆云旧居 #109
- Xia residence 夏氏宅 #109
- Pan residence 潘氏宅 trim #171
- Maoming N Road 茂名北路, trim #171
- Java Island, Indonesia #109
… similar (?)
The central tile’s spec: 77/8 square, 1″ thick and 3.85 lb in weight.
Border/trim tiles: I don’t remember seeing them at our homes, and my cousins don’t remember seeing them either. However, Mei Lanfang’s former home used the trim. It seems Shanghai utilized the trims more often than Beijing.
Seen elsewhere: mostly in Shanghai, courtesy of Feng Guoyin 冯国鄞.
More QX #109/#159, 171b, 172c and 121b. The white cat was by Katya Knyazeva
and … here in US …