A Dutch Delft CAT Hand Decorated Six-Tile Panel c1930-1960
This is a charming Dutch Delft ware tile panel portrait of a very handsome cat. The tiles are hand made and hand decorated in underglaze ‘Delft’ cobalt blue. The picture-tile panel dates from the mid twentieth century and is unused, 'new old stock' from a closed factory. Each tile measures about 5-1/8 inches square, with a complete dimension of 15-1/4 inches tall and 10-1/4 inches wide.
The tableau panel is made of 6 loose tiles offered for sale unframed and ready to be set into a wall or custom framed for hanging. The backsides of the tiles are unglazed. The bottom right tile is signed HB within the image.
The set is in great condition with No chips cracks or repairs. A tiny glaze flake in the corner of one tile, mentioned for accuracy sake. Stilt marks and other factory imperfections as expected of handmade tiles.
A lovely example of a traditional hand crafted Delft tile panel of an exquisitely amusing cat.