This Chee Hsin cement tile was from Grandaunt Lily’s siheyuan in Beijing. The specs are 77/8″ square, 1″ thick and 3.85 pounds in weight. I salvaged this eight trapezoids 八角星 and the other two before the sale of her home.
Apparently, this design was popular because it could be found in so many homes.
- #115, central tile
- #123, border/trim tile
- #124, corner tile
⇓ Taizhou and Shanghai, courtesy of Feng Guoyin 冯国鄞