Marseille roof tile

Among the artefacts recovered from an archaeological dig around the bungalow in 2019 was a fragment of a ceramic roof tile produced by Guichard Carvin & Cie, a French firm. Made from fired clay, such tiles were invented in 1851 and known as Marseille tiles. They became popular in Singapore in the early 20th century. This fragment was likely part of a ridge tile at the apex of a gabled roof.

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