Mural composed of 16 pattern tiles in four 2x2 modules
Polychrome majolica pattern tiles made in Lisbon, 1st half of the 17th century. The pattern is composed of acanthus leaves sorrowing a central rosette, ending in a diamond star set in a dark cobalt background. Pattern is similar to the more seen diamond tip pattern as they both simulate shadows and light with a tromp l’oeil technique.
During the 17th century Lisbon's potteries were inspired by Italian-Flemish tapestries to produced various geometric and foliage decoration patterns requested by nobles and churches.
Portugal set the taste for monumental ceramic tile applications in churches and palaces, covering entire walls and sometimes even ceilings.
Before the 18th century golden age of Portuguese tiles it was very expensive to order only major compositions, suitable for each space. Repeating tiles where chosen as they easily adjusted those spaces.
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Worlwide by demand
3 500 €