This Delft tile is close to 375 years old as it dates from around 1650. It depicts a large swine on the run. Interesting details are of course the 'spikes' on the swine its back. If you look closely, the painter also added some tusks at the top of the snout. The tile is decorated with 'ox-head' corner motifs and is overall in a very good and pure condition. Note that the 'crack' running from the top to the center of the tile is actually a baking flaw. It is a great example of the imperfections Delft tiles are known for and it also shows how difficult it was to create 'flawless' tiles 375 years ago.
|5.1" by 5.1" or 13 by 13 cm
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