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Delft tile

Museum number: X1096

Curatorial note

This tile or tile fragment is one of a large group of pieces of such tiles which are in the Museum but are not listed in its earliest inventories of 1837. They appear to have been chipped off a wall and it seems likely that they are the blue and white Dutch tiles which Soane installed to decorate a water closet on the second floor, where they were used in combination with printed blue and white 'Dutch tile paper'.


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk