Os Gatos

Finely handpainted tiles from the Bestíario series.

Inspired by Tile panels from Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, Lisbon. Originals were created by the workshops of Jan van Oort and Willem van der Kloet, Amsterdam, 17th C.

From De Ferranti's Portuguese Handpainted Tiles Collection.

Product Specifications:

Length: 14
Thickness: 1
Width: 14
Finishes: Custom, Glazed, Handmade, Handpainted

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More about Portuguese Azulejos:

Brought to Portugal by the Moors in the 15th Century

Azulejo is a form of Portuguese or Spanish painted, tin-glazed, ceramic tilework. It has become a typical aspect of Portuguese culture, having been produced without interruption for five centuries. There is also a tradition of their production in former Portuguese and Spanish colonies in South America and in the Philippines.

In Portugal and other Portuguese-speaking countries, azulejos are found on the interior and exterior of churches, palaces, ordinary houses, schools, restaurants, bars and even railway stations or subway stations. They constitute a major aspect of Portuguese architecture as they are applied on walls, floors and even ceilings. They were not only used as an ornamental art form, but also had a specific functional capacity like temperature control in homes. Many azulejos chronicle major historical and cultural aspects of Portuguese history.

De Ferranti works closely with the last remaining truly-handmade studio, situated south of Lisbon.

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