Twee majolica tegels uit de vloer van het kasteel van Breda, wellicht atelier Guido Andries, Antwerpen, 1535-1550

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Dim.: ca. 13 x 18 cm (the blue and yellow fragment)
Dia.: ca. 10,5 cm (the round tile)

Condition: (UV-checked)
- The yellow and blue tile with chips along all rims. Possibly slightly reduced on the right handside. Minor superficial wear.
- The round tile with superficial wear and small chips around the rim.

Provenance: The collection of Piet Swimberghe, art historian and author of various works and articles on the subject of European pottery.

These tiles were produced for the castle of Breda, ca. 1535, constructed by Hendrik III van Nassau. They are usually attributed to the Antwerp workshop of Guido Andries.

See also:
- The Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Object number BK-NM-11956-A, for a similar example of the round tile. (link)
- Eloy Koldeweij: 'Over de vloer. Met voeten getreden erfgoed', 2008, p. 78: Frans Caignie en Guido van den Eynde: 'Majolicavloertegels: een overzicht' (link)
- A study on this subject published in 2008 by Ivonne Lempke, available on www.tegels-uit-antwerpen.be (link), shows further found fragments.

Hamerprijs incl. commissie: € 1.147,50