Subject:Re: old tile
Posted By: John T. Fri, Jan 08, 2021
That's actually a French tile. Longwy is a ceramics and enamel manufactory located in North-Eastern France.
I'm actually in two minds about whether or not it's a tile or what the French call a "dessous de plat" (literally under the plate) which were used to keep hot dishes from burning wooden tables.
If it is, it might be missing its wooden surrounding. (see attached image) These things quite often sat on a wooden box which actually hid a musical box underneath.
If it was, then I'm afraid that plus the chipping and damage will likely have negatively affected the value.
Normally they go for around 50-100€ (so about 60-120$) if complete and working order). This is a decor I haven't ever seen before though.
Not sure if this helps.