This is a very rare 17th century (c. 1660) Delft tile that depicts Cupid with a sword and shield. The tile is decorated with an aigrette wreath, which is in general characteristic for tile production in the Dutch city of Haarlem in a pottery owned by Willem Jansz Verstraeten (1625 - 1670). However, recent archaeological finds indicate that this specific type was most likely fabricated in the Dutch city of Harlingen. During excavations at the location of a 17th century pottery, they found pieces of these type of tiles, including tiles that were partly burned in the oven and left at the dump of the pottery. It is an exciting new development in the world of Dutch tiles, although further research is still required. Tiles with the aigrette decoration are rare in general, only one set (20 to 30 tiles) has ever emerged depicting Cupids in blue. The tile we are offering here comes from that set. The tile is in a good condition with a chip on the top left corner.
|Inventory number||ATS 1058|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
|Production area (city)||Harlingen|
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