23 January 2009
NINETEEN DUTCH DELFT BLUE AND WHITE TILES
MID 17TH CENTURY
Nine painted with a flower, ten with birds either on branches or in a landscape vignette, including a swimming swan, a goose in flight, a vulture, a cardinal and a displaying turkey, all of the corners with oxhead or ossekopjes scrolls
5 in. (12.7 cm.) square (19)
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See Dr. Pieter Biesboer, ed., Nederlandse Majolica 1550-1650, Schotels en Tegels, pp. 146-147, cat. no. 174 for tiles decorated in color with similar birds and flowers within oxhead corners.
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUTCH AND ENGLISH DELFT (LOTS 117-149) WILL START THE SALE AT 2 P.M. and not at approximately 11 a.m. as stated on the title page of the printed catalogue.
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