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Glazed ceramics are used in architecture since at least the 6th century BC,
as the magnificent Ishtar Gate, partially reconstructed in the Berlin Pergamon
Under the influence of Chinese porcelain and
Dutch productions in the famous Delft Blue, cobalt blue painting over a white
tin glaze eventually became prevalent and inextricably associated with the
baroque architecture of both Portugal and Brazil.During the 19th century azulejos found a new utility in Portugal, lining the
façades of urban multi-storey buildings, not only for decoration, but mostly
for utilitarian purposes, a unique development again shared only with Brasil.
A number of other glazed decorative pieces, including statuary, was also
routinely integrated in buildings of the Romantic era.