Royal Delft Porceleyne de Fles
Royal Delft Flying Goose Tile Arts and Crafts Porceleyne de Fles
A wonderful Arts and Crafts era tile by Porcelyne de Fles otherwise known as Royal Delft. Designed in cuenca, or raised line, with crystalline matte glazes this tile features goose or duck flying through a marsh. This is a self framed example, meant to be hung on the wall as a piece of art but can still be installed if desired. Measures 4 7/8" tall, 13 1/8" wide and 5/8" thick. This is one of the animal tiles designed by L.E.F Bodart (1888-1933) in the 1910's. The back has an impressed mark as well as a decorator cypher. The condition is excellent with a couple of areas of thinned glaze on the frame. An uncommon example.
Although Dutch these tiles were often sold in the USA by the Pardee Tile Company of Perth Amboy, NJ in the 1920's, along with their stock of Grueby tiles.