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How Chinese porcelain influenced Dutch tiles

During the 17th century the Dutch became the maritime and economic power in the world. When (and if) they returned home safely from their trips overseas, they brought back thousands of exotic and exciting new products, including Chinese porcelain.

It did not take long before Chinese products became an absolute trend among the Dutch. The decorations and patterns that were found on porcelain, led to new inspiration and stunning combinations of different styles, eventually resulting in tiles like this one.

This Delft tile was made somewhere between 1620 – 1650 and is decorated with a so called Wan-Li corner pattern.

More information about this specific tile can be found here.

Dutch Delft tile with a violin player
Dutch Delft tile with a violin player, 17th century
Dutch Delft tile with a dog
Dutch Delft tile with a dog in Wan-Li, 17th century
Dutch Delft tile with a peacock
Dutch Delft tile with a peacock, 17th century
Dutch archway tile with a rabbit
Dutch archway tile with a rabbit, 17th century

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