Exceptional panel of 16 Portuguese tiles made in the17th century, circa 1640. The four-lobed pattern was widely used in Portugal between the second quarter and the end of the 17th century. At the end only in the blue and white color variant. One of the centers consists of four acanthus leaves, the other of a cross-shaped flower around which plant motifs and volutes are depicted.
This pattern is very noticeable when you look at it from a distance, especially when it is applied filling large spaces, such as the churches of Portugal and Brazil. The multi-colored pattern can be found in churches in Obidos and Caldas da Rheina, Portugal.
The blue variant is less common, and only the cladding of the "Nossa Senhora dos Prazeres" church in Montes Guararapes, near Recife in Brazil is known, see the last image. Some chips to corners and sides and some imperfections in the glaze. Size of these Portuguese tiles is 13.7 x 13.7 cm each (5.3 square each tile) Portuguese antique tiles in general are made primitively and therefore size, shape and thickness can vary a little.Backside of the tiles is cut as can be seen on the pictures; this is usually the case with 17th century Portuguese tiles. In antique tiles (Medieval, Portuguese, Spanish, Delft, Art Nouveau and Art Deco) and Dutch Delftware from 17th and 18th century. For TACS (Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society) in England I organize the yearly tile fair in Nottingham.
The item "16 Portuguese handpainted antique tiles from 17th Century C1640" is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Tiles".
The seller is "markvanveenantiquetiles" and is located in Rossum GLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.