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Rare Delft Tiles Discovered

Posted on: September 7th, 2015 by From the Workshop

 

Over 250 rare delft tiles were discovered during the demolition of a house in Bourmemouth. The remarkably well-preserved collection of hand-painted tiles includes some decorated with biblical scenes, animals and colourful birds. The collection is estimated to be worth up to £50,000. Re-creating traditional tiles like these is what we do everyday in our workshop!

 

Rare delft tiles found during demolition

Rare delft tiles found during demolition


 

 

 

 

 

 

A unique delft tiled floor

Posted on: September 6th, 2015 by From the Workshop

 

We would never recommend using delft tiles for flooring because the 'wear and tear' would damage the glaze surface over time and the risk that the tiles may crack under the weight of traffic. So we were very interested to come across the extraordinary Portrait Gallery at the 17th century Chateau de Beauregard in the Loire region of France. Here, in what is believed to be a unique use of delft tiles,  the floor has been decorated with over 6,000 delft tiles showing a military theme.

 

Delft tiled floor

Polychrome delft tiles

Posted on: May 6th, 2015 by From the Workshop

 

Although most people associate 'delft' with blue decoration on white background, delft tiles have always been decorated in a range of glaze colours other than blue, notably crimson (or purple) and polychrome. For collectors, some of the most highly valued tiles are the polychrome delft tiles produced in Bristol in the mid-18th century.... Read More →