These tiles have a white background, and reproduce hand-painted designs in the delft style. Accented by scroll corners, each tile depicts a different fruit basket arrangement. Available in 4.25 and 6" size. We suggest that you order one tile as a sample before you place your entiure order. All sales are through our online store only, use the "Buy this tile" link below each tile.
To find our Delft Fruit Basket tiles outside the United States, you can visit our United Kingdom and Australia stores, or see our Zazzle information page for links to visit our store in over 20 international versions.
The term delft is derived from the Dutch town of Delft. The Netherlands began to produce tin-glazed earthenware in the late 15 century. Potteries were established in many parts of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, Haarlem and Rotterdam, but by the late 17 century Delft had become the most important centre of production and nearly 30 companies were working in the area. The original delft tile designs came about when Chinese porcelain stopped being imported in the mid 17 century and the popular Chinese wares were reproduced in blue and white.
Our historic reproduction Delft tiles available to in the US, UK, Australia, and around the world provide an antique look at a steep discount, as compared to authentic antique tiles. As an added benefit, they come with none of the hassle of finding just enough matching tiles, nor the worry of accidentally damaging valuable antiques.