Floor tiles ex SS TASMANIA, dining room; Craven Dunnill & Co. Ltd.; 2008.75.2
Floor tiles ex SS TASMANIA, dining roomAbout this object
Three ceramic tiles originally laid on the floor of the dining room of SS TASMANIA.The pattern on the encaustic (inlaid) tiles was produced by using different colours of clay. The pattern is inlaid into the body of the tile so as the tile is worn down the pattern remains.
They were retrieved by John Dearling during a dive trip with Kelly Tarlton in the 1970s, from SS TASMANIA which was wrecked off Table Cape, Mahia Peninsula, 29 July 1897.
Ceramic, 0 - Whole
HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 50 x W 50 x D 12mm (H 1 15/16 x W 1 15/16 x D 1/2in)
HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 54 x W 54 x D 20mm (H 2 1/8 x W 2 1/8 x D 13/16in)
HxWxD (3D mm YxXxZ): H 110 x W 75 x D 12mm (H 4 5/16 x W 2 15/16 x D 1/2in)
Gift of John DearlingObject Type