Vintage Don Quixote tile by Mensaque Rodriquez tile maker, Sevilla, Spain c1890-1900.  This more than 100 year-old tile measures 1/2" thick by 5.5" square.  It is made by cuerda seca technique, with relief lines to keep the colors from blending.  It has beautiful colors, and depicts Don Quixote on horseback approaching a field of windmills.  This tile comes from the series on 'Don Quixote' from the turn of the last century, and is based upon the novel by Miguel de Cervantes; 'Don Quixote'. This particular scene, from Chapter VIII, depicts a somewhat delusional and tired Don Quixote, after a full day's ride, encountering a field of 30-40 windmills, which Don Quixote mistakes for giants. If you have not read the novel, you might enjoy it! This tile is very well marked on the backside.  It is a nice thick tile, with a nice heft, and great color.  It is in near original condition, with just some tiny, no harm minute glaze nicks on the edges, shown in the photos, and not bad for being over 100 years-old.  This 'Don Quixote' tile makes a very handsome presentation.

Mensaque Rodriguez Sevilla Tile c1890-1900 Don Quixote Series; Windmills

$95.00Price