This antique Delft tile depicts a Dutch Fluyt (cargo vessel) under sail. The ship is richly decorated with five flags and still quite heavily armed with 7 canons on each side. The number of canons and the shape of the vessel gives away that it is a Fluyt and not a warship, although some Fluyts were eventually transformed into war vessels. The tile is decorated with 'spider' corner motifs and was most likely made in the Dutch city of Amsterdam around 1650. Note that it has a vertical fracture and a second one running from the center in a horizontal line to the right. The fractures have been glued and were slightly restored.
|Inventory number||ATS 1996|
|Size (approximately)||5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm|
|Production area (city)||Amsterdam|
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