Unicorn

1250

Unicorn

1250

In stock

The Netherlands
Gouda
Circa 1625 – 1650

A blue, white, and orange Dutch tile with a decoration of a unicorn. It is very rare to find this mythological creature as an image on a tile, especially so well executed. What makes this tile even more special are the polychrome French lily corners. In this setting, they are normally blue, but here they are orange!
This unicorn is painted after a print of Marcus Gheeraerts from 1583, depicting a Giraffe, armadillo, ram and unicorn in a landscape.

The tile is in good condition, with a few plaster filled chips around the edges, further with the normal superficial wear and small chips according to age.

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Specifications

inches
cm
Century
17th
Origin
De Swaen, Gouda
Restoration
No
Length
5.23”
Width
5.23”
Thickness
0.47”
Shipment info

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Authenticity

The authenticity of all objects is guaranteed. When ordering an object, a certificate of authenticity will be provided with your purchase. All tiles are handmade antiques that are hundreds of years old, therefore it is quite common that the tiles have small chips and signs of use, and are considered to be part of the life a tile had and the story it tells.