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QX #115/165, #123: the octagram  

Guanfang Hutong, Beijing

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. Colors were made to order.

  • #115, central tile
  • #123, border/trim tile
  • #124, corner tile

I salvaged this eight pointed octagonal star 八角星 and the other two before the sale of her home. Apparently, this design was very popular, can be found in so many homes nowadays.

Seen elsewhere:

  1. SheShan 佘山
  2. I’ll Find You a Better Home 安家
  3. Florida 2023
  4. New Yorker, 2017
  5. Cairo Egypt
  6. Suzhou 桃花坞西大营门 mix/match
  7. Tian’ai Lu 山阴路 near 甜爱路, Shanghai
  8. Haining 北海宁路
  9. One-of-a-kind, fm Egypt
  10. Shen’s garden 沈家花园, Shanghai
  11. Hefei Road in Huangpu 黄浦区合肥路
  12. Mei Lanfang 梅兰芳, Beijing

The following three photos ⇓ L to R: Beijing, Lily‘s home, Mei Lanfang‘s home and from Mr. Huang.


Also seen


The following photos ⇓ are from Feng Guoyin 冯国鄞


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