4 Portuguese tiles
4 Portuguese blue and white tiles made in the second half of the 17th century. Decorated with flower motif and ribbons. These tiles are also in: Igreja do Colegio ponta Delgada, Madeira. All four tiles have some chips to corners and sides. These tiles were mostly used to cover walls from important buildings, chapels and churches. Size of Portuguese tiles is 14 x 14 cm each (5.5” square each tile) but 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. More on this tile in J.M. Dossantos Simoes, volume 1, tile P-231 page 48.
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