These are rare 17th century Delft tiles in blue with different kind of shepherd scenes. The scenes are based on 'Il pastor fido' (the Faithfull Shepherd), which is one of the most famous 17th century plays. The pastoral tragicomedy, set in Arcadia, was written by Giovanni Battista Guarini and first published in 1590 in Venice. You can read more about the play by clicking here.
The tiles were made in the Dutch city of Utrecht around 1680. What characterizes them are the beautiful and finely painted trees, the sheep in the background (which are often mistaken for snails) and the shepherds that clearly tell a tale. Each tile is decorated with the 'spider' corner motif.
The tiles come completely prepared to be reused for a classic or modern interior design project.
|Inventory number||WTS 114|
|Quantity indication (pcs)||c. 35|
|Size per tile (approx.)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
|Production area (city)||Utrecht|
- How to order
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- Shipping and packing
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- Product disclaimer
Antique tiles are handmade, so variations in color, size and texture are to be expected. Also, due to the age of the items, small chips and signs of use are common and considered to be part of antique tiles and the overall experience. Our tiles have been rinsed and cleaned intensely, making them suitable to be reused. However, we can never guarantee that all traces of sooth, salt or other forms of pollution have completely been extracted from the tiles. We expect our customers to be aware of this matter.
Due to the relative inconsistencies of various display monitors, the colors you see on your screen may not be a totally accurate reproduction of the actual product. We strive to make our colors as accurate as possible, but screen images are intended as a guide only and should not be regarded as absolutely correct.
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About Regts - Delft Tiles
We are a family firm specialized in Delft tiles. Our stock covers the entire production period, which started around 1570 and ended just after 1900. If you are interested in working with us, please always feel free to get in touch.