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  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (made)

  • Date:

    1625-1650 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:


  • Materials and Techniques:

    Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr Henry Van der Bergh through Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 144, The Headley Trust Gallery, case EXP

Flower bulbs were immensely popular in the Netherlands during the seventeenth-century. Colourful wall-tiles with single flowers reflect this popularity. Tulips and fritillaries were depicted in different varieties. Tile decorators often copied their designs form botanical picture books which began to be produced in the Netherlands during the final decades of the sixteenth century.

Physical description

Wall tile with blue tulip painted in colours and with baluster borders left and right and fleur-de-lis corner ornaments painted in blue.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (made)


1625-1650 (made)



Materials and Techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware, painted in colours


Width: 13 cm, Height: 13 cm, Thickness: 1.2 cm

Object history note

Acquired originally as a panel of 16 tiles of the same series. In 2009, twelve of these tiles have been re-mounted (C.534:1 to 12-1923) together with (C.520:1 to 12-1923) for display in the new Ceramics Gallery.

Descriptive line

Wall tile, tin-glazed earthenware painted in colours, Netherlands, 1625-1650

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Dam, J. D. van, et. al. Dutch tiles in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1984, p. 83, cat. 77.
Van der Bergh guide, cat 65


Earthenware; Tin glaze


Painted; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Fleurs-de-lis; Tulips


Ceramics; Earthenware; Tiles


Ceramics Collection

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