16 Portuguese tiles made in the 17th century. Some chips to corners and sides, as wel as tiny nicks to surface of tiles. Some variation in color blue, presumably created during the baking process. More on this tile in J. Dossantos Simoes, volume 1, page 72.
Size of these Portuguese tiles is 13.5 x 13.5 cm each (5.2 square each tile) 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. Also polychrome tiles with the same design are in Igreja da Miscordia, Obidos, Portugal, build in 1623. Tiles with this design were used at many locations. In antique tiles (Medieval, Portuguese, Spanish, Delft, Art Nouveau and Art Deco) and Dutch Delftware from 17th and 18th century.For TACS (Tiles & Architectural Ceramics Society) in England I organize the yearly tile fair in Nottingham. The item "16 Portuguese handpainted antique tiles from 17th Century" is in sale since Tuesday, April 7, 2020. This item is in the category "Antiques\Decorative Arts\Ceramics & Porcelain\Tiles". The seller is "markvanveenantiquetiles" and is located in Rossum GLD. This item can be shipped worldwide.