Circa 1675, Dutch Delft Tile with hand painted polar bear in cobalt blue. It has decorated corners and has been framed in a beautiful, old oak frame. Early tiles were quickly hand painted, fired and used to decorate fireplaces, stoves, stairs, lintels, etc. Most tiles were painted with scenes from daily life, though some are quite fanciful. Tile is 5" W X 5" L and 1/2" D. Ready to hang.
Dimensions: 7" Width X 7" Height X 1.5" Height
Condition: Very good, especially considering it is almost 300 years old; minor imperfections, crazing
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