Dating dutch delft tiles


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Dutch tiles, probably 1660s, with an animal or small portrait from everyday life on each.

Nail marks in the corners show how tiles were held firm during the manufacturing process. Photo by Ard Hesselink The history of Delft tiles goes back to the early 1600s when blue and white porcelain from China first arrived in the Netherlands.

e take pride in offering these "works of art" Delft tiles, made in the Netherlands by Harlinger Aardewerk -en Tegelfabriek. We stock the design series shown below in a crackle finish.

However, we can special order many other designs in plain or crackle finishes.

Tiles are formed using the using the same tools as four centuries ago, namely a knife and a wooden mould with little nails in the corners.