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Yet More of Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

May 8, 2012
by the gentle author

For those who missed Paul Bommer‘s exhibition in Wilkes St last month, it my pleasure to publish yet more of his faux delft tiles, many inspired by stories here in the pages of Spitafields Life.

Mr Pussy in Spring.

At the Ten Bells.

Rhyming Slang.

Oranges & Lemons Say the Bells of St Clements.

At Jones Brothers’ Dairy.

The Laurel Tree, former pub in Brick Lane.

One for sorrow, two for joy…

Rose Alley, off Bishopsgate.

Turk’s Head, former pub in Wapping.

The Crown & Leek, former pub in Deal St.

At the Tweed Cycle Run.

Jane Amelia Parker makes jewellery out of clay pipes from the Thames.

Swanfield St, Bethnal Green was once a roosting ground for swans.

At Bow Cemetery.

At the Carpenters’ Arms.

Fleur de Lys St, off Commercial St.

The Cries of London.

Truman, Hanbury & Buxton, brewers of Brick Lane.

Rhyming Slang.

The London Stone in Cannon St is believed by some to date from the origins of the City.

The Romance of Old Bishopsgate.

The symbol of Childs Bank from The Signs of Old London.

Will Somers, Shakespearian clown buried at St Leonards Shoreditch.

Maria Pellicci, The Meatball Queen of Bethnal Green.

At St Dunstans’ Church, Stepney.

“Bran” is the giant from mythology buried under the Tower of London and also the Welsh word for raven.

Stasia Makarewicz of Topolski in Maltby St.

At Alexander Boyd’s Tailoring Workshop.

Images copyright © Paul Bommer

You may like to see the earlier selections of

Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

More of Paul Bommer’s Delft Tiles

and also read about

Simon Pettet’s Tiles at Dennis Severs’ House

A Fireplace in Fournier St

John Moyr Smith’s Tiles

9 Responses leave one →
  1. May 8, 2012

    Oh. These are simply beautiful. All of them. However, as a serious cat lover, Mr Pussy in Spring has my vote (by a whisker) today.
    Thank you.

  2. May 8, 2012

    Wonderful again. Thank you for posting them. Love Mr Pussy.

  3. May 8, 2012

    Oh for me it’s Kentish cherries or the Turk’s head. Or any of them really. Just love ’em.

  4. May 9, 2012

    Absolutely stunning – all of them!

  5. May 26, 2012

    Thanks for the link to Amelia Parker… much appreciated.

  6. Claudia Campbell permalink
    September 29, 2017

    Where can I purchase tiles?

  7. the gentle author permalink*
    September 30, 2017

    At Townhouse 5 Fournier St.

  8. Suzette Phillips permalink
    June 30, 2019

    Hi there. I have only just chanced upon this amazing website while researching delft tiles. The Two for Joy tile has a particular, very personal meaning to me, relating to my beloved but sadly departed mam and dad. Would you know if this tile is available to buy/commission please?
    Thank you.

  9. K. Steven permalink
    February 2, 2022

    Hi, I am interested in purchasing some of these beautiful tiles. Please advise. Thank you.

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