Delft Tiles

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Restoration Tiling

Restoration Tiling

Harmony Field Tiles

Harmony Field Tiles

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Delft Tiles, Antique Style,
perfect for restoration projects

Delft tiles, hand-painted, with an antique look.

These hand-painted 17th style delft studio made tiles are ideal for tile restoration projects. Below we show some of the designs available in our collection of these traditional delft tiles.
To enhance the 'antique' delft tile look, whether to blend with existing tiles or for a less 'new' look, we have deliberately added faults such as crazing, scuffed edges and cracks to some of these tiles in order to show what is possible. These faults can be stressed or played down according to requirement.

Antique Tile Profiles

Tile profiles

Above, we show, left, a handmade tile made in our
studio and right, a traditional, Dutch hand rolled tile
made in an old tile-works for our studio.
The handmade tile is thicker and each tile made has a
feeling of individuality. The clay is courser, which
encourages variation between tiles.
The Dutch tile we buy in a first fired 'bisque' form and
then dip them in glaze and hand-paint them with designs,
in this case, a Spanish galleon. The smoother
surface of the Dutch style tile is required for some projects.
It is possible for us to make tiles of size and thickness
exactly to your requirements.

 

 

Antique Delft Tile Leaping Lion

Shown above is an 'Antiqued' delft tile of a leaping lion, 13 cm. x 13 cm. The clay used for this tile is a grogged buff body, very similar to clays used by 17th century tile makers.

It has been dipped in a crackle glaze and has been handpainted in cobalt blue oxide. The scuffed edges have been purposefully created to augment the impression of a 17th century handpainted delft tile.

 

Traditional Delft Tiles

Capturing the look and feel of a 17th century Dutch or English blue and white tile requires careful observation of its qualities. Apart from the type of clay used, the feeling of age can be enhanced by varying the colour of blue oxide used when painting the design, which gives an individual feel to each tile.
We have several glazes on which we paint, a crackle glaze and various whites and creams, so creating a batch of varying tiles which might appear to have been individually sourced is well within our scope.
Ideas for new designs are welcome, if you do not see anything suitable here, or if you would like to add extras to old tiles already held; just give us a call or email us and we will get back to you promptly.

 

Antique delft tile designs

Antique delft tiles, hand-painted in cobalt blue oxide, add an of style quality to an interior. Many of our delft blue and white tile designs are traditional and we can paint these in other colours, too, sepia, manganese purple, green and black. Dutch and English delft tiles were painted in these alternatives but the majority were cobalt blue.

If you already have some antique delft tiles, but not enough for a project, why not consider adding to these with some carefully crafted tiles to match.

These tiles are suitable for using round a fireplace or wood-burning stove and they will withstand heat and protect the wall behind a hot stove. We have other designs that can be used to decorate the corners of these tiles and these are shown on the Borders and Corners page.

 

Prices

PRICES FOR 5" (13 CM.) TILES

Antique Delft Handmade tiles
White glaze:                           £26.50
Antique Crackle Glaze:        £27.50
Corners Only Tiles
White glaze:                            £7.50
Antique Crackle Glaze:         £8.25
Plain Glaze Tiles
White glaze:                            £4.00
Antique Crackle Glaze:         £4.75

 

 

 

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