4 Polychrome Portuguese tiles
4 Portuguese Polychrome tiles made in the second half of the 17th century. Decorated with diagonal pineapple motiv. All four tiles have some chips to corners sides and surface of tile. One of the tiles is slightly bigger as other 3 tiles. 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, page 42.
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