As an artist, Claude Monet used his eye to design his fabulous home in Giverny, France. Choosing hand made blue and white tiles from a tile manufacturer in Rouen, France - he succeeded in inspiring the design world for the past century. Blue and white glazed porcelain and ceramic tiles were brought to Europe from China via the French East India Company beginning in 1664. France was one of the first countries to unlock the Chinese secrets of fabricating their hard paste porcelain - and Rouen was an established center of this artistic endeavor. Of course Monet would only have the best when it came to his home - and purchasing tiles in Rouen was without question. Perhaps understood as well by Monet, is that blue is the color of the mind - it is soothing to the soul and stimulates clear thought. Historically accurate, hand painted by Emmi Micallef and kiln-fired onto a 5" x 5" hand made tile in one of two whites, The Cuisine de Monet Collection brings not only timeless elegance into the kitchen but a serenity from an overstimulated world.
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Cuisine de Monet 18th Century Blue and White Tiles from Rouen™ is an in-stock product for the field tile with a 2-3 week production time for all decoratives.
Exact Dimensions: 5 1/8" x 5 1/8" x 3/8"