Figura avulsa tiles are typical Portuguese azulejos with a blue central motif and 4 simple elements in the corners.
The motifs in the centre of the tile can be flowers, characters, animals, boats, houses, etc. Because these motifs are rather simple, these tiles were generally painted by the apprentices working in tile studios. These tiles appeared at the end of the 17th century.
The kitchen of the Palacio de Correio-Mor is an outstanding example of the use of this type of azulejos.
In their composition, Figura avulsa azulejos are similar to the Dutch Delft tiles.