QX cement tiles #108 and #158

Chee Hsin Pottery‘s QX #108 or #158 cement tiles are seen on a front porch in the popular TV series I’ll Find You a Better Home. The leading man Luo Jin (light shirt) and the leading lady, his fellow realtor played by Sun Li, are showing an old Shanghai villa to a perspective buyer. The TV show premiered in the spring of 2020, while the coronavirus ravaged China and the rest of the world.
The actors are exiting the foyer which is also paved with QX #108 tiles, as is the balcony above the front porch.

⇐ ⇓ Photo courtesy of Shehouse • 照片来源昔舍. 

The villa was built in 1912 for a Citibank director. His grandson mentioned that it was purchased with 300 gold bars. 福布斯生活 He sold it to an architect in 2015, who spent two years painstakingly renovating the house. It’s now a B&B.

安家》是由安建执导,孙俪,罗晋. 照片许可来源于昔舍. 这座750平方米的洋房坐落在愚园路 532弄.为一花旗银行董事建于1912年.现在是一个民宿.

L to R: front porch, second floor balcony above the front porch and the foyer.   

The colors of tile were made to order. They measured 77/8 square, 1″ in depth and weighted 3.85 pound:

No. 108 & No. 158, central tiles 心砖
No. 111 & No. 161, border tiles 边砖
No. 112 & No. 162, corner tiles 角砖

More photos of this set of tiles:

This photo was taken by Hu Ping on May 11, 2020 at the same B&B. It was at the edge of the four steps leading into the front porch, according to him.

It’s interesting to note that this portion retained the old border while the tiles in the foyer did not.

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