The tiled hall in Caputh Castle near Potsdam is a room on the ground floor, the wall decoration of which consists of around 7500 faience tiles from the Netherlands . The hall was created around 1720 when the Prussian King Friedrich Wilhelm I occasionally used Caputh Castle as a hunting lodge . 
Previously, the unadorned room served as a hallway on the ground floor of the house. After 1710, in line with the Baroque fashion of the time, the first Prussian King Friedrich I wanted a kind of grotto with a water basin and a tributary. For this purpose, a cross vault was built in and the floor was lowered. The room then served as the so-called summer dining room of the palace. The area-wide decoration with around 7500 blue painted, 13 cm × 13 cm Dutch faience tiles was not created until 1720, when Friedrich's successor Friedrich Wilhelm I occasionally used the castle as a hunting lodge. The floor is made of limestone slabs from the Swedish island of Öland . The tiles presumably came from a factory in Harlingen and cameto Prussia as ballast for ships in large quantities and thus inexpensively. They were made from clay extracted from the sea and marl . After a first firing with white tin oxide glaze , the motifs werepainted onwith cobalt blue and the tiles were then finished in the second firing.  Friedrich Wilhelm was taken with the culture of bourgeois life, as he knew it from the Netherlands, and enjoyed the genre-likeScenes and children's games that were depicted on the tiles. Dutch ceramic workshops and factories were specialized in that time on earthenware and did good business with it, because this like porcelain-looking decoration material represented an affordable substitute for imported Chinese porcelain. Model for the Caputher tiled hall was probably a comparable basement room in Oranienbaum Palace in Dessau , the Friedrich Wilhelm I knew through visits to Prince Leopold I.
In 1908, when Caputh Castle was rebuilt, the north side of the room, which had not been clad with tiles, was decorated with similar tiles. From 1996 to 1998 a thorough restoration of the hall was necessary. As a result of renovations and use from the GDR era and building-related salt efflorescence in the mostly damp masonry, many tiles were damaged and fell off due to the dissolving lime mortar; in addition, the vault was in danger of collapsing due to a sharp drop. The hall was restored by retouching and purchasing 220 tiles from a Hamburg tile collector. The stabilization of the cross vault was possible by means of a concrete rib construction. According to the Berliner Zeitung, the cost of the restoration wasabout six million German marks .   
Five different, varied motifs of the tile decoration appear in the hall and are arranged in a certain pattern, on the one hand diagonally, partly also vertically. They show animals such as rabbits, birds and amphibians, shepherd scenes mostly with sheep, children playing, for example walking on stilts and driving tires, buildings, especially windmills, but also houses, churches and towers with the low horizon of the Dutch landscape and sailing ships. The glaze of the tiles has different colors between green, bluish and reddish. The tiles placed on the north side in 1908 come from industrial production around 1900 and have stronger blue tones and different and more regular glaze drawings than the pieces from the 18th century.  The subsequently procured tiles, which were installed in 1908, are characterized by a different corner motif, depicting flowers or lilies.
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