This beautiful mid 17th century (c. 1640) Delft tile depicts a hare jumping over a fence. The tile is decorated with 'lily' corner motifs. It is in a good condition, but note the chips on the top corners.
A lovely characteristic of antique Delft tiles is the pinhole in the corner of a tile. Most tiles only have two or three at most, but this one has four very clear ones. During the fabrication process, the tile was cut out of layer of clay. To keep the clay from moving while cutting out the tile, a piece of wood was placed on top with pins in each corner. These pins entered the clay, allowing the potter to cut along the sides without the clay being able to move.
|5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm
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