In the war years 1942 to 1945 no Delft Blue Christmas plates were issued. A tradition since 1915. In the following years, from 1946 to 1954, cloisonné tiles were issued instead of blue Christmas plates. Until recently, the museum was not in possession of the complete Christmas tile series, but since July it has!
We were able to acquire Christmas tile 1949 so that the complete series can now be viewed. They are shown next to the other cloisonné tiles such as the war series, tiles with costumes, animals or e.g. the East Gate in Delft.
In total, hundreds of different decorative tiles were produced in the period 1913 to 1977. Before that, they were already used with masonry tiles as wall decoration. A few examples of these masonry tiles can be seen above the table where the decorative tiles are.