12 November 2002
A pair of rare Rotterdam blue and white tile pillars
Each painted with a grotesque male figure (Atlante) beneath two scrolls, above a fluted pillar and baluster pedestal ornament above a "formal garden" (Frans tuintje), within a wooden frame (one with a contemporary replacement tile)
Each 1 x 11 tiles,
See illustration (2)
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For a discussion see dr J.H. van den Berge, 'De opbouw van de oudste tegelpilasters', in: Tegel 26/1998, pp. 13-27.
For a comparable grotesque mask see H. van Lemmen, De Nederlandse Tegel, Rijswijk, 1997, p. 40.
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