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  • Place of origin:

    The Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    17th century (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Henry Van der Bergh through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 48, shelf 8, box 5

Physical description

Tile, tin-glazed earthenware, one of a set of tiles showing ships (C.566:1 to 16-1923), used as a panel in a fireplace or on a wall. Painted in blue on a white tile.

Place of Origin

The Netherlands (made)


17th century (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware

Object history note

This would have been one of a set of tiles showing ships, used as a panel in a fireplace or on a wall. Decorative in itself, the ship also may refer to the importance of trade for the Dutch economy.

Descriptive line

Tile, tin-glazed earthenware, decorated in blue with an image of a ship, Netherlands, 17th century


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Tin glazing

Subjects depicted

Sailing ships


Tiles; Earthenware


Ceramics Collection

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