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    Sale 2811

    European Noble and Private Collections

    24 - 25 June 2008, Amsterdam

  • Lot 279

    A RARE DUTCH 'HOORN' TULIP TILE PANEL

    1630-1650, PROBABLY HAARLEM, FORMERLY ATTRIBUTED TO HOORN

    Price Realised  

    A RARE DUTCH 'HOORN' TULIP TILE PANEL
    1630-1650, PROBABLY HAARLEM, FORMERLY ATTRIBUTED TO HOORN
    Comprising three tulips painted in green, red, yellow and manganese, painted on six tiles, the lower tiles painted with the stems and leaves, the upper tiles with the flowerheads, set within a border of fourteen 'witjes', within a white painted wooden frame; restored rims ome tile with a break
    The tulips 25 cm. high x 12.5 cm. wide (two tiles each); 55 cm. x 68 cm. overall


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    A comparable single tulip tile panel was sold in these rooms, 15 May 2002, lot 99.

    A very small amount of these tulip tiles where found at two locations in Hoorn and were therefore attributed to Hoorn. They where probably used as a frieze or as a plinth at the underside of the wall and fragments are found covered with soot, which indicates that the tiles where also used in a fireplace. The tulip is probably after a print by Anthony Claesz or Pieter Holsteijn II, second quarter 17th century.
    Cf. G.J.M. de Ree, Een bijzondere tegel, Tegel 17, 1989, Otterlo, pp. 10-11
    P. Biesboer, Nederlandse Majolica 1550-1650, Amsterdam, 1997, p. 133, ill. 155.

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