Portugal Antique Blue Azulejo Tile Replica Filigree Cross Earrings- - Foto Lisboa, Ovar 1892 - Relic Eclectic, Assemblage Bohemian

$55.00

The city of Aveiro is known as the Venice of Portugal because of its canals and lovely hand painted and colorful boats called "moliceiros".

The city dates back to the 10th century when it was known by its first Latin name of Alavarium, literally, "a gathering place or preserve of birds." The Moors invaded and then held it until the 11th century, after which it became popular with Portuguese royalty. In the winter of 1575, a terrible storm closed the entrance to its port, ending a thriving trade in metals and tiles. The same storm also created a reef barrier at the Atlantic Ocean.

The blue tiles are located on the facade of a very, very old building in the lovely town of Ovar, north of Aveiro which has an establishment called "FOTO LISBOA" since 1892!

Ovar was founded in 1251! Surrounded by lagoons and saltpans, Ovar is conveniently located between the northern cities of Porto and Aveiro.
It is an unusual town where some of the women still wear black pork-pie hats and walk around the streets barefoot. Many of the local inhabitants are descendants of Phoenician sailors who settled around these shores because they were attracted by the purity of the sky and the excellent fishing to be had.



The Earrings measure approx. 8.5 cm long. Lightweight. Vintage Filigree Stamping, porcelain roses

Wear a Piece of History!

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All my tiles are replicas made of polymer clay where the image actually becomes part of the clay through baking. No glue is used in the process. The pieces become waterproof and scratch resistant. Due to the handmade and hand shaped nature of each tile, slight variations will occur, as no two pieces are alike.




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Atrio

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