Cavalrymen Antique Dutch Tiles

On August 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, age unsure Although these Dutch tiles are not as old as many shown on our website, they were made using the same style and designs as we have seen on 17th century tiles.   Each tile depicts a different image of men on horseback with some holding swords and others with banners. […]

Man on Horse Antique Dutch Tile

On August 9, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland    circa 1700’s The Dutch were prolific in tile making as early as the 16th century.   The ubiquitous blue on white, decorated corners and simple motifs result in wonderful and collectible tiles.   Scenes of daily life, animals, birds, flowers, soldiers, children playing games are depicted on these charming tiles. We […]

Dutch Tile Back Splash

On October 5, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, possibly Makkum Set of 9 tiles makes a colorful panel that could be incorporated into a back splash or other installation.   Each tile measures 5×5″ x 3/8″ thick and has colorful glazes with a glossy finish.   Crazing adds an aged look.    These are copies taken from a very old […]

Antique Tulip from Holland

On September 22, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland   circa 1600’s A tulip floral motif is the central theme, set in a diamond border, of this antique tile.  Smooth surface is off white with crazing with deep blue glaze designs.  Decorated corners have fleur-de-lis.  Matte finish. 5″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition; minor surface and edge wear, consistent with […]

Dutch Antique Floral Tile

On September 22, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland  circa 1600’s Blue and off-white matte glazes cover this very old tile from Holland.   It came from Norman Karlson’s collection (he is the author of books on American art tile).  The surface has crazing and some bubbling from the kiln.   Attractive floral motif and fleur-de-lis decorated corners. 5  1/8″ sq […]

Animal Tiles from Holland

On June 24, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Harlingen, Holland     Mid to late 1900’s? Shown here are 4 Dutch tiles each depicting a different animal.  They have glossy sepia glazing and corners are decorated in the old style.    Sold separately. 5″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition Qty = 4  Dog Chasing Elk Qty = 2 Mother Deer with Offspring […]

Delftware Tile with Bird

On June 24, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, circa 1800’s Antique tile has blue and manganese glazing against off-white background.    Large water fowl is depicted in center and corners are decorated. 5″ sq x 1/4″ thick Good condition; wear on corners due to age Qty = 1 $75  

Dutch Antique Floral Tile

On May 8, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, circa late 1800’s – early 1900’s Hand-painted tile depicts a vase with flowers within a circular border, and has that country’s ubiquitous blue and white glazing.    Satiny finish has crazing and the corners have a decorative motif. 5″ sq x 1/4″ thick Good condition; never set.   Chips & wear appropriate […]

Antique Dutch Tile Assortment

On August 2, 2014, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland      Very old-circa 1650 to 1850 Here is a portion of Mr. Karlson’s Dutch tiles for sale in our store.    The use of the spider-head corner motif dates back to the 17th century along with the oxen-head and others.    They all have aged patina appropriate to their antiquity.   […]

Vintage Dutch Tile

On November 30, 2012, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland, circa 1935 A pretty floral motif decorates this wall tile from Holland and comes from Norman Karlson’s collection.  It has four glazes with a glossy finish. 5  1/8″ square x 1/4″ thick Very good condition; minor edge wear Qty = 8 pcs $90 each  

Dutch Antique Tiles

On October 3, 2012, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Holland  C.20th century From Norman Karlson’s collection comes a series of antique tiles from Holland.   They are very old, circa 1700-1790 and have canal scenes including houses, mills,churches along the waterway.   Each one is hand painted and glazed with a sepia-like appearance.   We have a variety of scenes on hand […]

Delft Scenic Pastoral Tile

On April 13, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Delft, The Netherlands    Circa  17th/early 18th Century This rare Dutch handpainted  blue and white tile has the characteristic thick depth, rich glaze, peppering, bold “Ox Head” corner decoration, and refined painting that are hallmarksof early Delft ware. This chunky tile depicts a woman, a child, and a singing bird in a beautifully […]

Swordsman Tile/Delft

On April 13, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Delft, The Netherlands    Circa 18th Century This charming blue and white tile depicts a wonderfully lively swordsman in an elegant costume. It’s thick, creamy  glaze, peppering and distinctive small central motif and “Ox Head” corner scrolls mark this as a wonderful example of early Delft ware. There appear to be two nail […]

Delft Chicken Tile

On April 9, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Delft, The Netherlands     Circa 18th Century This delightful blue and white tile depicts a charming feeding chicken. It’s thick, creamy glaze, peppering and distinctive small central motif “Spider” corner scrolls mark this as a wonderful example of early Delft ware. There appear to be two nail holes – one in the […]

Delft Pastoral Scene Tile

On April 9, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Delft, The Netherlands   Circa 17th/early 18th Century This rare Dutch hand-painted blue and white tile has the characteristic thick depth, rich glaze, peppering, bold “Ox Head” corner decoration, and refined painting that are hallmarks of early Delft ware.   This tile depicts a man and a woman in a beautifully detailed pastoral […]