Tin-glazed earthenware medallion tile: Early 17th century

Tin-glazed earthenware medallion tile: Early 17th century
3 0 c m
40cm
actual image size: 29cm x 22cm

Full image caption

A Turk's head decorates this tin-glazed earthenware tile. The Dutch produced tiles using this new pottery manufacturing technique called ‘Delft’ in both Antwerp and London. The first Delftware factory in England was established in Norwich in 1567 by Jasper Andries and Jacob Janson. They soon moved to London and stimulated a flourishing industry in Southwark and Lambeth.
Medallion tiles with figurative and animal subjects were popular in the Low Countries and London. This tile was made in the Pickleherring factory in Southwark.

Image Details

Date
 
1566 AD - 1635 AD
Image Number
 
007171

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