The puzzle-piece-like all-over composition of patches of color on this old hooked mat just make me happy, each one responsive to the shape of the others around it, making it look a bit like a well used painters palette. I might hang this one directly on the wall like a painting, pretty satisfying--though if ever there were a cheery table mat for a teapot, this might be it!
14" in diameter. Early 20th century I believe. Overall good condition, with no notable stains. There are a couple of spots of minor loss/looseness around the edges as pictured, no real concern unless one starts picking at them.