This was hand made in Germany,9 1/2" x 6 15/16"
The Pottery Factory
The original tile picture was made by the firm Tichelaar in
Makkum 1737. The original can be seen in the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam (NL).
The picture shows the interior of the Bolswards tile factory in Friesland (Netherlands). The factory is arranged on 3 floors around the kiln.
The clay preparation is being made on the ground floor whereas the production of Delftware pottery is taking place on the first floor. The pieces are drying on shelves at the wall. On the top floor workmen are making tiles and stacks of tiles can be seen drying near the kiln.
On the miniature tile arrangement two rows of tiles were added in order to show variety of the blue Delftware tiles made at that time.