Set of 16 Antique Delft Floor Tiles Depicting Biblical Scenes

GBP 2,245.00

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Object Description

A set of 9 antique Delft tiles depicting biblical scenes. Dating to the 18th century, each tile is painted in manganese and white with varying scenes from the New Testament.

These reclaimed tiles have been in use for over 200 years and as such have a characterful, timeworn look with scuffs and crazing that only enhances their beauty.

Pictured in a 4 by 4 panel, these 5 inch tiles display carnation motifs to the corners and the various scenes are displayed in roundels.

Delft Tiles

Delft dates back as far as the early 1500s. The Dutch city of Delft, after which the pottery is named, was the major centre of its production. Tiles and pottery made from Delft are applied with a tin and magnesium glaze that gives them their distinctive purple-blue colour.

Their well-known blue and white tiles appeared around 1620 and became world famous, often painted with scenes from daily life and used to decorate kitchens, chimneypieces, staircases and more.

We have others in the same design depicting the Old Testament, available for purchase in panels of 9 (as pictured). Please enquire for more details.

Additional dimensions

Each tile is approx 13cm x 13cm square (5.12in x 5.12in), 8cm deep (3.15in).

The overall weight for the batch is 5kg (11lbs).

Object Condition

Good structural condition. Surface wear, small nibbles and chips. Remnants of mortar to the back. Supplied loose and can be rearranged as desired.

Object Details

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
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