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Dutch Tiles

Ornamental Flower Vases in Diamonds, 1610–30, Dutch

Popular for their beauty and wide variety of decorations, Dutch tiles appeared in homes as well as public buildings and palaces throughout Europe as a practical solution to protect residences near water. The museum’s collection of Dutch tiles, with holdings spanning the sixteenth to the twenty-first century, is among the most important in the United States. Discover exquisite examples of these classic tiles from our collection.