Cat

350

Cat

350

In stock

The Netherlands / England ?
Circa 1620 – 1650

A blue and white Dutch tile with a decoration of a seated cat. To find a cat on a tile is quite rare, they are not often depicted on tiles.
In the Middle Ages and into the 17th century, cats were seen as disease spreaders and associated with witchcraft and the devil. Only during the 17th century were cats reintroduced as rat and mouse catchers. In the middle of the 17th century, we started to see them as domesticated companions for the upper class.

With primitive oxheads as corner decoration. A variation with a more loose touch which we see more on the English tile production than the Dutch.

The tile is in good condition, with a small plaster filled chip to the down right side, further with the normal superficial wear and small chips according to age.

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Specifications

inches
cm
Century
17th
Origin
Netherlands or England
Restoration
No
Length
5.23”
Width
5.16”
Thickness
0.59”
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