|Tin-glazed earthenware tile.|
Rouen, France, 1542
The Victoria & Albert Museum
This earthenware tile looks like the sort made in the Nineteenth Century. When I was sifting through images for this week’s posts, I came upon this object and made a note to myself about the “jester tile from 1840.” But, this is no Victorian tile—it’s about three hundred years older than that.
|It's believed that the jester tile is associated with this group from the Chateau d'Ecouen.|