Originals created by the workshops of Jan van Oort and Willem van der Kloet, Amsterdam. 17th C.
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From De Ferranti's Portuguese Handpainted Tiles Collection
Finishes: Handmade, Handpainted
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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