Beautiful tile with a rare representation of a bird in a Chinese wan-li frame, 1630-1650.
Chinese porcelain, became particularly popular after a load of a looted Portuguese heist was auctioned for a huge amount in Amsterdam in 1603. From that moment on, the earthenware bakers tried to approach the sight of the precious porcelain as much as possible. Nevertheless, the multi-coloured colours of the Italian faience and Spanish majolica remained popular for a long time and thus the most beautiful combinations on tiles and dishes emerged.
The tile has restorations in the performance and in the corner at the top right. Undamaged. The bird is believed to have been taken from an engraving by Andreas Luning.
The tile will be carefully packaged and sent by registered mail.
- No. of items
- Antique bird tile in wan-li frame, period 1630-1650.
- Estimated Period
- Country of Origin
- Fair condition - heavily used & with possibly minor parts missing
- 10×130×130 mm
- 325 g