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CUT FROM THE EARTH

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CUT FROM THE EARTH is a historical novel Portuguese tile and its surprising makers -- The Great Lisbon Earthquake of 1755 -- and the wisdom of nature to guide and heal.
"Figuras de convite" Welcoming Characters from the late Nolasco Collection (Cascais). Nolasco was an antiques dealer who had a well known business in Lisbon and an important azulejo’s collection in his Cascais summer house. Both man and woman represent high rank servants of a wealthy family, and they are at the door welcoming guests and further conduct them to house’s noble floor.   These are found in the shop of d'orey tiles in Lisbon.

"Figuras de convite" Welcoming Characters from the late Nolasco Collection (Cascais). Nolasco was an antiques dealer who had a well known business in Lisbon and an important azulejo’s collection in his Cascais summer house. Both man and woman represent high rank servants of a wealthy family, and they are at the door welcoming guests and further conduct them to house’s noble floor. These are found in the shop of d'orey tiles in Lisbon.

Patriarch of Lisbon

Patriarch of Lisbon

“Halberdier” Welcoming Personage representing a roman halberdier between two columns with a background landscape. 18th century, barroque period  d'orey tile shop in Lisbon

“Halberdier” Welcoming Personage representing a roman halberdier between two columns with a background landscape. 18th century, barroque period d'orey tile shop in Lisbon

Playful figuras de convite! Have to love 18th century Portuguese tile works!

Playful figuras de convite! Have to love 18th century Portuguese tile works!

Figura de Convite from Barcelos

Figura de Convite from Barcelos

Maria I of Portugal -Maria Francisca Isabel, Princess of Brazil by Franisco Vieira de Matos (1753)

Maria I of Portugal -Maria Francisca Isabel, Princess of Brazil by Franisco Vieira de Matos (1753)

figura de convite

figura de convite

Figura de convite musicians, rare! Owned and protected by Sr. Manuel C.B. Leitão Solar Antiques Rua Dom Pedro V, 68-70 (+351) 21/346-55-22 solar@mail.telepac.pt

Figura de convite musicians, rare! Owned and protected by Sr. Manuel C.B. Leitão Solar Antiques Rua Dom Pedro V, 68-70 (+351) 21/346-55-22 solar@mail.telepac.pt

Figura de Convite from Barcelos

Figura de Convite from Barcelos

Lisbon fashion. Traditional Portuguese national costumes. Lady of Lisbon, middle class

Lisbon fashion. Traditional Portuguese national costumes. Lady of Lisbon, middle class

Patriarch, Lisbon

Patriarch, Lisbon