Dutch tile

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a glazed and painted ornamental tile, formerly much exported, and used in the jambs of chimneys and the like.

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References in classic literature ?
The most venerable and ornamental object is a chimney-piece set round with Dutch tiles of blue-figured China, representing scenes from Scripture; and, for aught I know, the lady of Pownall or Bernard may have sat beside this fireplace, and told her children the story of each blue tile.
The fireplace was an old one, built by some Dutch merchant long ago, and paved all round with quaint Dutch tiles, designed to illustrate the Scriptures.
One particular house had a vast upper-floor bath area, uniformly clad with Dutch tiles in a cooling, minimal layout of hundreds of ships.
Incongruously, there are Dutch tiles on the walls, traded from the camel caravans on their way back East from Europe.