Antique Portuguese Tiles Rare Collection

On February 28, 2019, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Portugal circa late 18th century After the devastating earthquake that destroyed most of Lisbon in 1755, the Marquis de Pombal was mainly responsible for the rebuilding of the city.   Tile production went into full swing.   This very rare collection of antique tiles comes from that period and belongs to Mr. Norman […]

Mexican & Portuguese Tile Fountain

On July 18, 2018, in Customer Photos, Fountains, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

This installation is made up of a combination of antique tiles from Mexico and Portugal.  The 2 different blue and white patterns work well together!  We love the creativity of this design using tiles from different countries. Click on photos below to enlarge.

Flower Tile from Portugal

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Antique tile was salvaged before Portugal passed a law forbidding their old salvaged tiles to be exported and it comes from Norman Karlson’s huge collection.   It is the only one we have with this pattern.  Hand-painted floral motif with blue and off white satiny glazes. 5 3/4″ sq […]

Hand-Painted Antique Portuguese Tile

On September 21, 2017, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

Made in Portugal   circa 1800’s Satiny glazes cover this antique Portuguese tile.  Four glaze colors were used on the hand-painted floral motif. 5 5/8″ sq x 3/8″ thick Very good condition for its age Qty = 1 $40

Portuguese Antique Flower/Fruit Panels

On December 16, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, Special Tiles and Panels, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

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 […]

Azulejos Portugusas

On November 3, 2016, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

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-each tile is 5 1/2″. 11″ x 11″ x 1/2″ thick Good condition; has the patina and wear […]

Vintage Moroccan Tile

On November 12, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

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 rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

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 […]

Antique 4-Tile Set/Portugal

On March 21, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

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. […]

Tile Set Made in Portugal

On March 21, 2015, in Foreign Tiles, Norman Karlson Collection, by rF7gxYP3iMZ2eqT9

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 […]