Portuguese Antique Flower/Fruit Panels

Selection of antique tile panels that were made in the 1700’s, after the earthquake that devastated a large portion of Lisbon, Portugal.   These historic treasures are referred to as Azulejos Pombalinos, named after the Marquis de Pombal who was responsible for the rebuilding of Lisbon.    They all come from Norman Karlson’s vast collection […]

Portuguese Tile-Antique Floral

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

Made in Portugal, circa 1800’s This lovely old tile was made to be part of a larger scene, but it can stand alone, especially displayed on the diagonal.  Smooth surface with shades of blue on white, with satiny finish. 5  1/2″ sq x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has some distress due to age Qty = […]

Azulejos Portugusas

On November 3, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, circa 1800’s Bright yellow and blue glazes pop out against the off white background.  Tiles have a floral motif and were made after the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon.    Sold as a set of 4. 11″ x 11″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has the patina and wear one would expect from […]

Vintage Moroccan Tile

On November 12, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Morocco   circa 1920’s or later These old tiles have a smooth surface with a colorful pattern.   We have just enough for a small project.   In addition to the number of tiles shown, we have a few chipped ones that could be used if any tile needs to be cut to […]

Antique Floral Tiles/Portugal

On September 4, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal    Circa 1800’s Very old tile has been reclaimed from walls in Portugal. Because the Portuguese government passed a law against removing old tile from buildings for export, tiles like this have become very rare and expensive. The law was passed AFTER Norman Karlson obtained his vast collection. We have a large […]

Tile Set Made in Portugal

On March 21, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, circa mid to late 1800’s Four satiny glaze colors make up a repeating pattern that can be laid out in a number of ways as shown.  The tiles have a smooth surface with brown, light mauve and medium blue against off white. 5  5/8″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition; chips and […]

Antique 4-Tile Set/Portugal

On March 21, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, Circa late 1700’s to early 1800’s These tiles are very, very old and were acquired by Norman Karlson on a trip to Portugal.  Leaf motif was done in shades of blue against off white have a matte finish.   The distress is evident, but not unusual for tiles over 200 years old. […]

Antique Tiles from Portugal

On January 29, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, circa late 1800’s-early 1900’s We only have 4 pcs of this floral tile and will sell them individually or as a set.  Central flower is set upon an intertwined leaf motif; tile has a smooth, satiny finish.  (#1830B) 5  1/2″ sq x 3/8″ thick Good condition for tiles from this era; some […]

4-Tile Portuguese Panel

On January 17, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, circa 1800 Antique tile set has a free-style hand painted leaf motif with shades of blue against off white.  The smooth surface has a satiny finish.   We have a total of 13 individual tiles. 10  1/2″ sq x 5/8″ thick Good condition for its age Qty = 3 sets $240 set […]

Antique Portuguese Tiles

On December 10, 2014, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Portugal, age unknown We have this pattern in two colors, green and blue.  Four large leaves extend from a central floral motif; barbed quatrefoil framework overlaps.    Glossy glaze has crazing.  Some tiles are marked on back:   SACAVEM 6″ sq x 3/8″ thick Very good condition; varies per tile; never set Qty […]

Antique Portuguese Tile

On August 10, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, Circa late 1800-early 1900’s This very old tile has a repeating floral motif and when laid out in the same manner, one can see the shadow created by the light source.  We have enough for a small project so use your imagination to create a lovely installation. 5  1/2″ square x 3/8″ […]

Colorful Portuguese Antique Tile

On August 7, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, Circa early 1900’s Made with glossy, colorful glazes, this antique tile with it’s geometric pattern could easily be used in a mid-century environment.   We have enough to cover about 6 or 7 sq ft or almost 200 linear ft.  Combine with other solid-color tiles to create a back splash, counter top […]

Portuguese Antique Tile

On July 31, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, Circa 1760 Here is another tile over 250 years old from Portugal.   Smooth surface has off-white background with shades of blue forming the floral motif.  Notice the shading in the center of the tile.  If used for an installation, all tiles would need to be lined up in the same position […]

Antique Portuguese Corners

On July 30, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal   Circa 1800’s or earlier These are very old and beautiful corner tiles that Norman Karlson collected during his travels to Portugal.    They all have an aged patina and glaze colors that reminds one of the Iberian Peninsula.  Can be used together or individually – use your imagination to create something […]

Antique Floral Tiles/Portugal

On July 18, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, Circa late 1700-early 1800’s After the 1755 earthquake that devastated a large part of Lisboa, tile production was in full swing.   These tiles were made in Portugal to help with the reconstruction during the mid to late 1700’s and on.   There  is a repeating floral pattern in satiny off white, […]

Antique Portuguese Tile Panel

On July 13, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal, Circa late 1800’s From the collection of Norman Karlson comes this impressive 16-tile panel with a floral motif.  The tiles have a smooth surface with multiple satiny glaze colors.  This would make a great focal point in a back splash, shower and any other installation.    Note:  the tiles can be arranged […]

Antique Portuguese Floral Tile

On May 1, 2013, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Made in Portugal   Circa late 1800’s Very old tile has been reclaimed from walls in Portugal.  Because the Portuguese government passed a law against removing old tile from buildings for export, tiles like this have become very rare and expensive.  The law was passed AFTER Norman Karlson obtained his vast collection.  We have a […]

Portuguese Vintage Tile

On October 9, 2012, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Made in Portugal, circa 1880-1910 “Azulejos Portuguesa”     These are wall tiles removed from buildings in Portugal.  We have a supply of these tiles for sale and fortunately these tiles were exported before the currant law prohibiting the removal of old tiles from existing buildings if the tiles are to leave the country.  Chips […]

Portuguese Baroque-Style Tile Panel

Made in Portugal, latter 18th century Since the Portuguese government restricted the export of antique tile, opportunities to own amazing panels like this are fast disappearing. This thirty-tile, blue and white, hand painted majolica set is over 250 years old.  These types of tiles are called “azulejos pombalinos” and refer to the Portuguese prime minister […]

Portuguese Floral Tile

On November 25, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by nancy

Unknown tile maker from Portugal, circa 1900 This vintage tile came from Portugal and is more than 100 years old.  Lovely leaf/floral motif with cobalt, green and white semi-gloss glaze colors.   We also have this with mustard in place of green with same design.  If interested, ask for photos.  We also have cut tiles […]

Portuguese Flow Blue Tile

On April 6, 2011, in Foreign Tiles, by nancy

Unknown Tile Maker, Portugal   Circa 1900 Lovely Delft-style glossy antique tiles from Portugal, over 100 years old.  
Made using the flow blue process, the cobalt blue blurs during firing by adding lime and/or ammonium chloride to the kiln.
  The intensity of the “flow” varies, and can be seen in the photo.  
It is now […]

Portuguese Floral Tiles/Cut

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

Unknown Tile Maker, Portugal   Circa late 1800’s We have a large quantity of these very old, cut Portuguese tiles.  The leaf pattern can be arranged in a number of ways; there are two sets of glaze colors, cobalt and green or cobalt and pale orange.  Mix or match, be creative and come up with […]