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The Delft Touch

September 26, 2012
Salisbury delft glasses by Woodlanda
Salisbury delft glasses, a photo by Woodlanda on Flickr.

This tile is part of a fire surround in an old building in Salisbury. I’m not sure if the blurry effect is the fault of the photographer or the underglaze colour spreading slightly.

There are quite a few different designs in the surround, mostly blue but some brown. I liked this one showing what I presume to be a very early optician showing his spectacles.

In the days when images were much less prevalent than now these little scenes of daily life and landscapes must have been valuable diversions on the dull winter evenings around the fire.


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