Monday, August 31, 2015

Russia 2015
Russian Arts and Crafts. Porcelain tiles.

Porcelain tiles are architectural ceramic (clay) items in a form of box plates or curvilinear parts. In Russia, ceramic decorative tablets were used to decorate palaces, cathedrals and churches, as well as to revet ovens. The main subjects of porcelain tiles were hunting and battle scenes, heroes of folk tales, fables and Russian epics, real and fantastic animals and Slavic mythological characters. 

The stamps depict porcelain tiles from various regions of Russia. 

Yaroslavl. 17th - 18th century

Abramtsevo, Moscow oblast. 19th – 20th century

Turygino, Moscow oblast. 21th century

Yaroslavl. 17th - 18th century