18th Century Dutch Delft Tile Painting of a Cat with Mouse

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Seller: kassan99 ✉️ (342) 100%, Location: Tuckahoe, New York, US, Ships to: WORLDWIDE, Item: 265906520330 18th Century Dutch Delft Tile Painting of a Cat with Mouse. Wonderful Dutch 18th century tile painting of a cat with holding a mouse in it's mouth. Depicted right after the catch, with paw lifted showing exposed claws. The yellow and manganese striped cat looking confident ans self possessed, with the mouse's head in her mouth. An artful portrait of a pet cat whose job it was to keep the house rodent free. Likely painted in Rotterdam, second half of the 18th century. These cat portraits from this period are thoroughly charming artifacts that bring home how much we have in common with our ancestors. Tiles laid down on masonite in a cerused wood frame. Various cracks and old restorations expected with glazed ceramics this age. Measures: 18.5 inches high 13.25 wide 1.5 deep. (Tiles 5 inch squares).
  • Condition: Used
  • Condition: Wear consistent with age and use. Various cracks expected with glazed ceramics this age. Some of the larger chips have old restorations with fill. See photos.
  • Subject: Cat
  • Suitable For: Tiles
  • Size: Medium
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: Netherlands
  • Material: Ceramic
  • Shape: Rectangle
  • Finish: Painted
  • Style: Delft
  • Color: Multicolor
  • Theme: Animals & Dinosaurs
  • Type: Tile

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