This is a very nice combination of Delft Biblical tiles and deserves some research. Best wishes, Robert PS I see my earlier post to this thread did not show up. As I said, this is a great set of old Delft tiles some of which are indeed quite rare. Going by (a) the color of the clay, (b) the impressed 'Made in Holland' wording, (c) the large "Italian" circle almost to the edge of the tile, and (d) the little motifs in the corners, called a "spider" (even though it only has four legs!
I will get back to you with a full answer by this evening. You must think I abandoned you -- which I certainly have not! ) all date your tiles to the 1880s and were most likely produced in Harlingen, Friesland (northern Holland).
"And theycame unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with onecluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they broughtof the pomegranates, and of the figs.24 The place was called the brook Eshcol ["cluster"], becauseof the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence. There is another version where the figures are placed in an exterior or landscape setting, which is the one more frequently found.
Roeland and his brother Sebastiaan own Kramer Kunst & Antiek, a large antique store at the corner of Nieuwe Spiegelstraat (Amsterdam's Antiques Row) and the Prinsengracht Canal, that specializes in Delftware and tiles.
These do indeed have a value but I will need to see them and the marks on the backs to be able to tell exactly what you have.
Could you very kindly attach the extra photos, Here's by far the simplest way to attach pictures (four clicks and a copy-and-paste and you're done! Go to on Computer Select the picture file from the box that pops up. Click on Start Upload And then copy-and-paste the link (the URL) to here. Robert Thanks so much for all the pictures, that helps a lot.
The shop has been in Roeland's family since the 1970s, when his grandfather bought it; Roeland began working there in 1990, when he was 10 years old, and he has never left.
In addition to working at the shop, Roeland recently completed a master's degree at Amsterdam University.