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    Rare Dutch Ceramic Tiles Returned to Royal Lazienki Museum

    Rare Dutch ceramic tiles, lost during war, returned to Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw. On display until September.

    A mysterious sender from Canada has returned a valuable historical artifact to the Royal Lazienki Museum in Warsaw, Poland. The package contained 12 original Dutch ceramic tiles dating back to the 17th century, which adorned the baths and were lost during wartime.

    The museum spokesperson, Agata Zawora, announced the unexpected arrival of the package and letter from Canada, containing the long-lost ceramic tiles.

    These tiles, lost during the war, are believed to have survived the palace fire in 1944. They are now displayed as part of an exhibition honoring the founder of the Royal Baths, Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski.

    Crafted between 1690 and 1700, most likely in Utrecht, the Netherlands, these ceramic tiles are of immense historical and artistic value. The tiles, adorned with motifs of trees and shepherds, served both functional and aesthetic purposes, reflecting the status and taste of their owner.

    Stanisław Herakliusz Lubomirski’s vision for the baths, built in the 17th century, incorporated these exquisite tiles, reflecting his appreciation for beauty and functionality. The recovered tiles, along with other artifacts, will be showcased until September 1st as part of the “Art of Good Thinking” exhibition in the Bachus Room at the Palace on the Isle.

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