Our melamine coasters are inspired by Delft figures included in the paintings by Vermeer and other 17th century artists.
Music offered a sensuous portrayal of emotion in art. These four figures are playing instruments often seen in Old Master paintings – a lute and flute and drummer boy, accompanied by a singer. Songbooks carried significance in art as they were intended to portray the story of love being expressed and Vermeer deliberately left songbook pages blank in his paintings to suggest a love story being relayed… In turn, songbooks became love tokens, gifts to give to express emotions, and have been referred to as ‘a portable pharmacy for the soul’.
These coasters are packaged in sets of 4 and measure 10 cms x 10cms.
Melamine with cork backing, they can easily be cleaned with a damp cloth.
For more information on how music was portrayed in art by Vermeer, check out our Blue & White Company Journal entry here