Vintage Copper Tile with Floral Relief Design
Through love all that is bitter will be sweet, through love all that is copper will be gold... Rumi
Oh this vintage copper tile is a beauty in design! Petite in size, measuring 4" inches x 4" inches, this was once intended for display on a wall in a kitchen or on a hearth, as one of many that created a floral bouquet fit for an indoor garden lover's heart.
Made from a sheet of thin copper wrapped around a plastic tile mold, the floral relief was rubbed into the copper giving it a stamped feel and a two-dimensional appearance. Over time, it has aged to a dark brown with hints of copper peaking through along the edges of petals and leaves.
Now since there is just one, this tile makes a pretty statement piece for wall decoration or bookshelf styling, as a cupboard detail, or a piece of pantry art. Featuring a big magnolia-style flower with daisies and a poppy to complete the bouquet, it casts a slightly reflective glow at a distance but looks most striking when admired up close.
Unsigned with no manufacturer's mark to shed further information, we estimate this tile to date to the 1970s.
- Copper-wrapped plastic
- Petite size
- Hard to find style
In lovely vintage condition. There are chips, scratches or weak points in the copper or the plastic. The copper is securely wrapped around the plastic and folded at the edges for a tight fit. Please see photos.
Measure 4" inches x 4" inches x 1/8th" inch thickness and weighs 1.3oz