Blue & White

Porcelains, stonewares, and earthenwares, blue and white is a classic and timeless color combination in ceramics.

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  • Blue and White Delft Dish Hand-Painted 18th Century, England, Circa 1760

    $560.00

    This Delft blue and white dish was hand-painted in England in the 18th century circa 1760.
    The painting is quite naive but eye-catching.
    In the center, we see a large blue ground before three homes, each with a chimney.
    To the left, we see a large peony, and to the right, a pine tree.
    The wide border shows six flower buds on the vine, and along the edge are scrolling vines.
    Dimensions: 9.25″ diameter
    Condition: Excellent
    Price: $560
    Background of English Delft:
    The art of making Delft began in England in the Mid-1500s. An English delftware jug has been found in East Malling, Kent, with a silver mount hallmarked 1550, which is presumed to be the earliest date of English delftware manufacture. John Stow’s Survey of London (1598) records the arrival in 1567 of two Antwerp potters, Jasper Andries and Jacob Jansen, in Norwich, where they made “Gally Paving Tiles and vessels for Apothecaries and others…”
    The production of Delft reached its high point in the mid-1700s around the time this pair of chargers were made; after that, creamware pottery began to replace Delft as the useful pottery of the English middle class.
    See: Caiger-Smith, Alan, Tin-glazed Pottery in Europe and the Islamic World: The Tradition of 1000 Years in Maiolica, Faience and Delftware, Faber and Faber, 1973, ISBN 0-571-09349-3.

  • Large Blue and White Dutch Delft Jar Made Early 18th Century, Circa 1710-1720

    $1,160.00

    This blue and white Delft jar was made in the Netherlands in the early 18th century, circa 1710-1720. The jar is covered in a gorgeous light green-blue glaze traditional to some early Dutch Delft. The style of painting is derived from Kangxi era Chinese wares with decorative patterns carefully delineated. The Chinoiserie decoration shows floral and geometric images and a Dutch interpretation of the “cracked ice” effect found on contemporary blue and white Chinese porcelains. The effect is dramatic and beautiful.

    Dimensions: 19.5″ tall x 9.75″ at widest point

    Condition: Good, with restoration to the jar’s collar and the cover’s edge.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Antique Made Netherlands Circa 1770

    $960.00

    This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1770. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see two circles of tulip buds, leaves and scrolling vines. The vibrant cobalt blue decoration draws your eye from the center outward.

    Dimensions: diameter 13.35″

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Netherlands Circa 1780 Chinoiserie Design

    $900.00

    Made in the factory of “The Axe” circa 1780, this blue and white Delft charger shows a lovely chinoiserie garden scene hand-painted in cobalt blue.
    In the center, we see a pine tree, a garden fence, and a large peony.
    The border is decorated with a delicate scrolling vine.
    The edge is painted with traditional ochre colored slip.
    The charger’s underside has the “The Axe” mark in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ in diameter x 2″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

  • Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700

    $5,800.00

    This set of six Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes was painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Each dish is hand-painted in a beautiful combination of soft and dark cobalt blue, and because they are hand-painted, each dish has small details that vary from the others. The decoration is exquisite! At the center of each dish, we see flowering peonies emanating from rockwork and branches with delicate plum blossoms. The borders have eight panels alternately showing a basket of flowers or a single plum blossom. The total effect is delightful, as if one is standing in a flower-filled garden. In Chinese tradition, the beautiful images on these dishes have symbolic meanings. Much loved for their bold size and colors; peonies are known as the flower of “riches and honor (fuguihua),” while plum blossoms (meihua) symbolize perseverance, purity, and hope*.
    The underside of each dish is painted with a traditional pair of scrolling vines in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 8.8″ in diameter x 1″ in height

    Condition: Excellent with very, very minor frits on the foot of each dish

  • Large Blue and White Arras Porcelain Round Soup Tureen French 18th Century

    $2,200.00

    This late 18th-century French soup tureen is decorated with an elegant design of delicate cornflower sprigs. The color of the porcelain body is a warm creamy white. The cornflower sprigs, handles, and border edging are decorated with beautiful deep blue enamel. The combination of the creamy white ground and the blue decoration is splendid. The makers of Arras porcelain specialized in porcelain painted in this entrancing twilight blue called “Bleu d’Arras.” Natural forms like the tree branch handle and the blue cornflower decorations were the height of French fashion in the last quarter of the 18th century. This tureen was made at the Arras porcelain factory circa 1780. The underside of the tureen is marked with the letters “AR” and the flying bird symbol of the Arras factory.

    Dimensions:10.25″ diameter x 9″ height

    Condition: Excellent, with some small original firing cracks along the outer edge of the cover (see image #3).

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Made Netherlands, circa 1800

    $930.00

    Made in the Netherlands circa 1800 this antique blue and white Dutch Delft charger has beautiful cobalt blue coloring. The center shows a garden with tulips, peonies, and a water lily above rocks. The bright cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with a floral design. A zig-zag design appears just before the edge, which is painted with bright yellow slip. The crisp yellow brings out the color of the bright cobalt blue.

    Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter x 2″ height

    Condition: The charger is in excellent condition, with very tiny edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Made by The Claw in the Netherlands circa 1780

    $830.00

    This beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in deep cobalt blue in the factory of “The Claw” in the late 18th century, circa 1780. The decoration in the center shows a vase filled with sunflowers and ferns. The design is reminiscent of a peacock displaying its feathers. Since the 18th century, the pattern has been known as the “Peacock” pattern. The crisp yellow of the slip-painted rim brings out the color of the cobalt blue.

    Dimensions: diameter 12.5 inches

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly refinished

  • Pair Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Jars Hand Painted Kangxi Era C-1700

    $17,800.00

    This exceptionally fine pair of Chinese porcelain jars were made circa 1700 in the reign of Emperor Kangxi. They are hand-painted in exquisite cobalt blue. Leafy peony scrolls seem to float over the surface of the baluster-shaped jars. The covers are similarly decorated, have a flared rim, and are surmounted by a rounded finial. The neck of each jar is decorated with traditional plantain leaves. The jars are characteristic of the outstanding blue-and-white ceramics manufactured during the reign of the Kangxi Emperor.

    According to Sir Harry Garner, author of Oriental Blue and White, “The Kangxi blue and white reached a technical excellence that has never been surpassed. The porcelain pure white and of fine texture is covered with a glaze of slightly blueish tint…”

    The jars are magnificent on display. They catch your eye from across the room and won’t let go. The design continues an ancient Chinese tradition of decorating porcelain with peonies and scrolling leaves. Peonies symbolize female beauty, royalty, wealth, and honor in Chinese tradition and have long been adored for their bold size and beautiful colors.

    Dimensions:15.5″ tall x 8.5″ at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent, with small edge chips along the top of the collars invisibly restored.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Chinoiserie Decoration Netherlands Circa 1690

    $1,140.00

    Made in the Netherlands in the late 17th century circa 1690, this extraordinary Delft charger is hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue. The fascinating decoration is styled after Chinese Kraak porcelains made for export to Europe beginning in the 16th century. In the center of the charger, we see four Chinese scholars seated in a garden and engaged in conversation. The central scene is encircled by a scrolling pattern that in Chinese tradition is known as a cloud pattern. The wide border is decorated with panels of Asian-style floral decorations, alternating with images of a seated scholar. The soft blue pigment gives the charger a subtle touch.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ diameter x 2″ depth

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Made Netherlands Circa 1770

    $1,160.00

    This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1770. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see two circles of tulip buds, leaves and scrolling vines. The vibrant cobalt blue decoration draws your eye from the center outward.

    Dimensions: diameter 13.35″

    Condition: Very Good (with small edge chips invisibly restored)

  • Large Blue and White Delft Vase

    $460.00

    This large Delft vase is painted in tones of blue and white. We see four alternating panels. Two panels show a songbird in the garden of a flowering fruit tree. The other two panels show a man on a bridge calling up to his lover in the window of a pagoda. This vase would be perfect for flowers.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ x 7.5″ across the top x 6″ across the base.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Blue and White Porcelain Soup Tureen French 18th Century

    $3,400.00

    Decorated with an elegant design of delicate blue cornflower sprigs, this soup tureen was made in Arras, France, in the late 18th century.
    The cornflower sprigs, handles, and border edging are decorated with beautiful deep blue enamel.
    The makers of Arras Porcelain specialized in porcelain painted in this entrancing twilight blue called “Bleu d’Arras.”
    The color of the porcelain body is a warm creamy white.
    The combination of the creamy white ground and the blue decoration is splendid.
    Natural forms like the tree branch handle and the blue cornflower decorations were the height of French fashion in the last quarter of the 18th century.
    Made at the Arras porcelain factory of the Delemers family circa 1780, both the tureen and its stand are marked in underglaze blue.
    The underside of the tureen is marked with the letters “AR” for the Delemers family Arras factory.
    The underside of the stand is marked “Dele AR” for the Delemers family Arras factory.

    Dimensions: 16″ wide x 13″ deep x 9.5″ tall

    Condition: Excellent, with some hard-to-see rubbing to the clear glaze on the stand

  • Pair Large Blue and White Delft Jars Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780

    $7,400.00

    A pair of blue and white Dutch Delft covered vases octagonal and fluted with a deep cobalt blue all-over design of flowers and scrolling vines.
    The shoulder and base are decorated with acanthus leaves.
    Traditional lion finials top the covers.

    Dimensions: 16.75″ tall x 8.5″ across the widest point x 5″ across the base.

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Group Blue and White Delft Chargers 18 Pieces Netherlands, Circa 1760-1780

    $29,340.00

    This group of blue and white Delft chargers has beautiful deep cobalt blue coloring. The white tin glaze is relatively uniform in its color. The sizes, colors, and designs make a harmonious group. The chargers were hand-painted between 1760 to 1780 and have wide borders with decoration around a central panel.

    They all measure between 13.25″ and 14″ in diameter.

    Condition: All are in excellent condition, with minimal edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made 18th Century, Circa 1710

    $2,600.00

    This pair of blue and white Delft chargers were made in the mid-18th century circa 1710. The chargers were hand-painted in a medium tone of cobalt blue. We see an eye-catching, symmetrical floral pattern with flowers, budding flowers, and scrolling vines around a central budding tulip.

    Dimensions: 14″ in diameter x 1.75″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Mantle Jars Hand Painted Netherlands, Circa 1770

    $2,700.00

    This pair of Dutch Delft mantle jars shows a delightful rococo scene hand-painted on blue and white Delft. We see a pair of cows resting in a fenced area with a flock of birds in the sky and in the background fields and mountains. The finial on the cover is in the form of the traditional spotted lion.

    Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 6.5″ diameter at the widest point x 4″ diameter at the base.

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Antique Blue and White Delft Group Jars and Vases

    $11,600.00

    The jars and vases in this group were made in the 18th and 19th centuries. All are in excellent or very good condition, with slight edge chips invisibly restored. They range in size from 10.5″ tall to 23.5″ tall. They are well matched for color, with the largest single jar made in the late 19th century showing a bit of the pink body under the glaze.

    Condition: Very Good to Excellent

    Price for the group: $11,600

  • Blue and White Delft Mantle Jar Netherlands circa 1780

    $1,640.00

    This charming blue and white Dutch Delft jar is decorated in shades of cobalt blue. Hand-painted in the late 18th century circa 1780, the jar mixes rococo and chinoiserie design elements. We see a modest house with blossoming fruit trees and pine trees. Beyond the house, we see water and a pagoda on the far shore. The cover is decorated with flowers. The finial on the cover has traditional blue stripes. On the reverse side of the jar is a single artemisia leaf, a Chinese symbol of wishes for good health. The shape of the jar is a traditional Dutch Delft round form rising from a round foot.

    Dimensions: 11.5″ tall x 6″ diameter at the widest point x 3.5″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Blue and White Delft Shallow Bowls Netherlands circa 1770

    $830.00

    This charming pair of hand-painted blue and white Dutch Delft bowls is decorated in two tones of cobalt blue. The decoration is delicate, simple, and informal. At the center, we see a bird atop flowers, some in full bloom, others budding or partially open. The border is decorated with additional flowers, buds, and an all-around vine. The edge of the bowl is painted with a traditional Delft ochre-colored slip.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1.75″ deep

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Dish Netherlands Circa 1800

    $430.00

    At the center of this lovely hand-painted blue and white Delft dish is a traditional chinoiserie view of a garden. We see an oversized peony, a willow tree, and rockwork. The wide border shows water lilies and flower buds. The artist used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the design. The dish was made circa 1800.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″ height

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Blue and White Delft Plate with Bird Made Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780

    $840.00

    This Delft dish is hand-painted in fabulous, bright cobalt blue. Its center shows a lovely garden with a songbird among flowers in full bloom and a willow tree with its branches hanging over the garden. The border of the dish is filled with floral decoration and scrolling vines. The edge is painted with a traditional yellow slip.* This dish was made in the Netherlands in the last quarter of the 18th century, circa 1780.

    Dimensions: 8.75″ diameter x 1.5″ height

    Condition: Excellent

    *For an image of an 18th-century blue and white Delft dish with this yellow slip, see L-P van Geenen, Dutch Delftware, Marks and Factories page 237

  • Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box or Sucrier Made England Circa 1820

    $280.00

    This lovely blue and white pearlware pottery sugar box is decorated with three beautiful patterns of leaves and berries. The body, the top edge around the cover, and the cover each have a similar but slightly different pattern. The edge of the sugar box has a precise machine-turned ridge which adds an exciting detail to the form. Made in England in the early 19th century, circa 1820, the cobalt blue decoration was applied by hand using a stencil. Because the colors were applied by hand, each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.

    Dimensions: 5″ tall x 4.65″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent

    We have a similar sugar box available.

  • Large Blue and White Delft Jar Made Belgium Circa 1900

    $2,400.00

    This large Delft jar has a traditional bird and flower decoration painted on a white tin-glazed ground. We see birds in a garden of beautiful flowers. The design on the shoulders and cover is classic Delft, with panels decorated with blue flowers on white ground separated by blue background decorated with leaves and vines. A traditional lion finial tops the cover. The jar is octagonal with a light pink tone as the white tin glaze was painted in a way that lets a bit of the underlying clay show through. Made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium.
    Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831. Many of the early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of Belgian industry in 1847. The underside of the jar is marked. From the marks, we date the jar to circa 1900.

    Dimensions: 23.5″ tall x 11″ across x 6.1 across the base

    Condition: Excellent with some faint lines in the glaze from the making.

  • Blue and White Delft Plate Made Circa 1800

    $480.00

    This lovely Delft plate is hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. Made in the Netherlands circa 1800, it shows flowers bursting into view. The border is decorated with panels depicting buds and flowers.

    Dimensions: 9.25″ diameter x 1″ height

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Large Blue and White Greek Platter England circa 1810 Neoclassical Decoration

    $2,200.00

    Spode made this fabulous platter circa 1810. It is decorated in the neoclassical “Greek” pattern with classical figures and mythological scenes based on ancient Greek and Roman art. It is large, measuring 20″ x 15.5″ x 1.75″ deep, and is perfect for hanging. The pattern shows a scene from Olympic history. At the center, we see Cynisca winning the four-horse chariot race at the Greek Olympic Games in 392 BC. She became the first woman to win at the Olympics.* The rectangular platter is printed in blue with leaf and berry ground, radiating medallions, and urns containing classical scenes. This was the first multi-scene pattern introduced at the Spode factory. The central image was taken from a 1791 collection of engravings from ancient vases of Greek workmanship discovered in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies purchased by Sir William Hamilton, a British envoy to Naples court. The platter is marked on the underside with the Spode mark in underglaze blue (see image #11).

    Dimensions: 20″ x 15.5″ 1.75″ deep

    Condition: Excellent.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Made Netherlands circa 1770 Chinoiserie Decoration

    $960.00

    This blue and white Dutch Delft charger shows a chinoiserie scene in a lovely naive style. The chinoiserie scene in the center of the charger includes three unique viewpoints. On one side, we see a flower and buds in a vase. On the other side, we see stacks of water with pagodas at the water’s edge. The third image is a pair of mountains sketched below the two scenes. Seeing the three viewpoints at the same time is exciting.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ x 2.25″ height

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

  • Antique Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted in England circa 1765

    $1,200.00

    This lovely Delft charger was hand-painted in England in the mid-18th century, circa 1765. The center shows a naïve garden scene with a willow tree, an oversized flower, and a large blue bud. The border decoration echoes the center scene. It is likely that a senior artist made the outlines and then handed the plate over to someone else to fill in the straight line decoration. Nevertheless, the result is beautiful.

    Dimensions: 13″ in diameter x 2″ height

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted Mid-18th Century, Circa 1765

    $1,180.00

    This beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger shows a vibrant and detailed garden scene hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue. The decoration is crisp. The artist gave life to the well-painted scene by using a variety of shades of blue. Flowers spring from rockwork and fill the central space while a small butterfly hovers above. A butterfly with flowers is symbolic of love as butterflies love flowers. Along the border are five panels with simple floral decoration. The panels are separated by cross-hatching, known as “diamonds.”

    Dimensions: 14″ in diameter x 1.5″ height

    Condition: Excellent: with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger 18th Century Made, Circa 1770

    $830.00

    This hand-painted Dutch Delft charger features a delightful, topsy turvy chinoiserie scene with a fresh point of view. We see a wall of blue rockwork stretching to a blue sky. Around and seemingly hanging from the rockwork is a flower-filled vine. Below that is a pagoda, then water, and a diminutive pagoda. The wide border is decorated with lovely floral designs.

    Dimensions: 13.75″

    Condition: Excellent with small edge fits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Pair Large Japanese Jars Meiji Period Circa 1880

    $4,200.00

    Hand-painted on each large jar, a songbird sits perched on a lush flowering fruit tree while two birds fly above.
    The jars are mirror images of one another.
    The painter used underglaze cobalt blue on creamy white porcelain to create a beautiful all-around garden scene.
    Along the top edge of each jar is a blue band with scrolling vines and flowers that matches a band on each cover.
    Along the base is another decorative band of blue.
    Dimensions: 20″ tall x 10″ diameter at the widest point x 5.15″ diameter at the base
    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted Circa Circa 1780

    $1,730.00

    This large blue and white Delft jar is hand-painted showing beautiful flower-filled baskets on white tin-glazed ground.
    We see sunflowers and tulips overflowing baskets alongside floral decoration with scrolling vines.
    The ribbed body sits on a traditional octagonal base. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curves.
    Across the middle of the jar, we see a band of cobalt blue with panels of flowers.
    The underside of the jar has a typical 18th-century mark “2” used in the factory to denote this particular size and shape jar.

    Dimensions: 17″ tall x 8.5″ diameter x 5″ across base
    Condition: Excellent

  • Set of Ten Baby Blue Plates Made by Ridgway in England Circa 1830

    $1,100.00

    Ridgway made this set of ten lovely baby blue dessert plates in England circa 1830.
    The plates are impeccably styled: the baby blue is paired with crisp white porcelain and golden trim.
    The cool color palette of baby blue stands out on this elegant pattern.
    The bone china porcelain is of fine quality.
    The marks on the underside of the dishes show the distinctive Ridgway pattern number system using fractions painted in iron red.

    Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x .75″ height
    Condition: Each plate in the set is in excellent condition. Two plates have very slight rubbing to the gilded outer edge (see images).

  • Very Large Blue and White Delft Jar Belgium Circa 1880

    $2,600.00

    This fabulous Delft jar is painted with traditional deep cobalt blue on a tin-glazed ground.
    The jar has six panels, which alternate between flowers in a basket and ferns with scrolling vines.
    Large blue lappets decorate the shoulders and cover.
    The jar was made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium circa 1880.
    Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831, and many of the early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of the Belgian industry In 1847.
    The underside of the vase is marked BFK.

    Dimensions: Height 19.5″ x 9.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5.5″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Jars Made Belgium Circa 1880

    $4,660.00

    This pair of large Delft jars has a traditional blue flower decoration painted on a white tin-glaze ground.
    Each jar is hand-painted, showing beautiful flowers.
    The shoulders and cover were decorated in a traditional style with floral panels separated by “diamonds.”
    The jars were made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium.
    Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831, and many of the early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of the Belgian industry In 1847.
    The underside of each jar is marked. From the marks, we date the jars to circa 1880-1890.

    Dimensions: Height 19.5″ x diameter at the widest point 9.75″ x diameter at the base 5″.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Pearled Creamware Sugar Box

    $285.00

    This lovely pearlware sugar box has the timeless appeal of soothing blue and white. Made in England in the early 19th century with blue decoration applied by hand. Each design is slightly different, especially in the intensity of the blue.

    Dimensions: 4.75″ tall x 5.25″ wide

    Condition: Excellent

  • Chinese Blue and White Small Vase Made of Soft-Paste Porcelain

    $760.00

    This delicate Chinese blue and white bud vase was made in the early 18th century circa 1720. Hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue, it shows peonies emanating from rockwork. The vase has an elegant, slender form that rises to a flared lotus form rim. It is supported on an oval-shaped foot. The body has a milky-white glaze, which crackled when fired (see image #s 2.5.6)

    Dimensions: 5″ in height x 2.6″ across x .8″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with the very, very slightest roughness on the upper edge.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger 18th Century, Circa 1780

    $580.00

    Made in the last quarter of the 18th century, this Dutch Delft charger is decorated with deep cobalt blue on white ground. It has a floral center that forms a five-pointed star. Around the center is an elaborate floral and foliate border. The eye-catching design radiates outward from the center to the two bands of floral decoration. On the reverse is a typical 18th century Delft blue factory mark showing the number “5”.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ in diameter x 2″ height

    Condition: Several very small glaze flakes restored to the rim; scattered age typical glaze lines and a glaze skip from the making (see image #5).

  • Six Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes Kangxi Era Made c-1700

    $5,800.00

    These six beautiful Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were painted in the Kangxi era circa 1700. Hand-painted using both soft and dark cobalt blue, each dish is very slightly different from the others in the set. The decoration is exquisite. At the center of each dish, there are two flowering peonies emanating from rockwork. On the border surrounding the peonies are other flowers including chrysanthemums, and plum blossoms. These dishes have meaning in Chinese tradition. Peonies are much loved for their bold size and colors. They are known as the flower of “riches and honor.”* Chrysanthemums symbolize abundance, while plum blossoms symbolize endurance and hope*. The dishes are molded, and the border of each plate is fluted in a pattern similar to the petals on a flower. The total effect is delightful.

    Dimensions: 8″ in diameter x 1” in height

    Condition: Excellent with minor frits on the foot of each dish

    *See “Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery” by P B Welch.

  • Set of Six Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand-Painted 18th-Century

    $7,400.00

    This group makes a true blue statement. The deep cobalt blue is fabulous!  This set of six Dutch Delft chargers are hand-painted in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. This is one of the most exquisite hand-painted designs made on Delft chargers in the 18th century, which explains why it was so popular. The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep blue decoration fills the charger. On the border are floral decorations and scroll designs. The white edges are delicately scalloped, adding another beautiful dimension to each charger. The chargers have the mark of De Klaauw “The Claw” for Delft made in the last quarter of the 18th century, or for LPK for De Porceleyne Lampetkan 1778-1811.     For an image and discussion of a group of Delft chargers with this pattern, see E B Schapp, Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art pages 74 and 75.

    Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter        Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored            Price: $7,400 for the group

  • Blue and White Delft Mantle Jar Hand-Painted 18th Century Netherlands Circa 1780

    $1,220.00

    A blue and white Dutch Delft mantle jar hand-painted in exquisite deep cobalt blue. We see a peacock in a garden filled with flowers and ferns. The cover is similarly decorated and topped with a traditional round knop covered in blue. Made in the Netherlands circa 1780, jars like this would have been placed on a mantle or a bracket.

    Dimensions: Height 12.25″ x diameter at widest point 5.25″ x diameter at base 3.5″

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored. The underside is partially glazed, which was the tradition in many 18th century Delft factories.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted in Netherlands 18th Century Circa 1780

    $1,100.00

    This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1780. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see flowers that seem to follow one another around in a circle actively. The vibrant decoration draws your eye from the center outward.

    Dimensions: diameter 13.75″

    Condition: Very Good (with small edge chips invisibly restored)

  • Blue and White Delft Jar Hand-Painted in The Netherlands Mid 20th Century

    $1,230.00

    This blue and white jar is a hand-painted gem of mid 20th century Delft. What makes this jar so exceptional is the exquisite deep rich blue painting. Made by De Porceleyne Fles, this lovely jar is beautifully decorated with flowers, rockwork, and butterflies in a traditional Delft theme. The ribbed body sits on a traditional octagonal base. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curves.

    Dimensions: 12″ tall x 6.75″ at widest point x 5.25″ across the base

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1780

    $865.00

    A pair of blue and white Dutch Delft dishes hand-painted in the chinoiserie style. The center of each dish shows two flowering plants in full bloom. Look closely, and you will see that all the painting is done in lines as if by pen or pencil. This suggests that an experienced painter outlined the images, which an apprentice or less experienced painter then filled in. The delicate lobed edges are the final touch that makes these dishes especially wonderful.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Netherlands, 18th Century, Circa 1760

    $945.00

    The entire surface of this beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft charger is covered in deep cobalt blue coloring. The center of the charger is filled with hand-painted peonies; while the wide border is painted with a net-like pattern of peonies, leaves, and scrolling vines. This charger was made in the Netherlands in the mid-18th century, circa 1760.

    Dimensions: 12″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Large Blue & White Delft Charger Hand-Painted w/ Cobalt Blue 18th Century c-1760

    $1,630.00

    A huge blue and white Delft charger hand-painted in cobalt blue with peonies encircling a central flower.
    Made in the Netherlands circa 1760, the charger is decorated all over with flowers arranged in a floral pattern (see image #2)
    The reverse of the charger is decorated with nine panels in the style of early to mid 18th century Delft.

    Dimensions: diameter 15.5″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Dish Made, Circa 1760

    $950.00

    Why we love it: The cobalt blue is exquisite!
    Provenance: An identical dish is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For an image of this identical plate and a discussion of its origins, see: E B Schaap “Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” pages 74 and 75.
    We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft dish in the “Theeboom” pattern showing a tea plant with a fan-shaped bouquet of leaves and flowers. It was quite popular in the mid-18th century. The decoration fills the well of the charger. On the border are medallions and floral designs. The edges are delicately scalloped, which adds another beautiful dimension to the dish.

    Dimensions: 10 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent

    We also have a selection of 13″-14″ diameter chargers in this pattern in the shop.

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand-Painted, Circa 1770

    $760.00

    We are pleased to offer this Dutch Delft blue and white charger showing a pair of songbirds and a vase overflowing with flowers. It is hand-painted in deep cobalt blue on a bright white ground. The charger was made in the last quarter of the 18th century circa 1770.

    ‘Dimensions: 10.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits along the outer edge invisibly restored.

  • Pair of Blue and White Dutch Delft Vases Made, 18th Century circa 1760

    $4,300.00

    This pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases was hand-painted in cobalt blue. The exquisite blue decoration features an all-around scene in the “Thousand Flowers” style of the 18th century, circa 1760. Each vase shows a songbird In the midst of flowers, leaves, and scrolling vines. The design is lively, and the painting is beautifully done. The quality of the glaze is exceptional. The softly rounded octagonal shape of the vases is traditional to Dutch Delft. This pair was made by and has the mark of “The Three Gilded Ashcans.” A similar pair can be found in the Philadelphia Museum collection in the Bradbury Bedell Memorial Collection 1921-3-159, 160. Place these vases in a room with other colors, and something magical happens; all the colors in the room come out more sharply.

    Dimensions: 10.75 inches tall x 5 inches at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Pair of Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes Hand-Painted, Circa 1770

    $980.00

    This pair of antique blue and white Dutch Delft hand-painted dishes were made circa 1770. They feature a garden scene showing oversized flowers and a border with flowering vines and a crisscross design on a blue ground.

    Dimensions: 8.65″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Large Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Made Circa 1800

    $960.00

    An antique blue and white Dutch Delft charger showing tulips and peonies. The bright cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with a floral design. A zig-zag design appears just before the edge, which is painted with bright yellow slip. The yellow also brings out the color of the bright cobalt blue.

    Dimensions: 12.5″ diameter x 2″ height

    Condition: The charger is in excellent condition, with very tiny edge frits invisibly restored.

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish w/ Gold & Cobalt Blue Border

    $260.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    An English dish with a cobalt blue and gold border, made circa 1810.
    Mario loved deep cobalt blue. On this dish, the depth of the cobalt blue is brought out by the exceptional gilding.

    Condition: Excellent

  • From The Collection of Mario Buatta An English Dish with Blue & Gold Decoration

    $300.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A Coalport saucer dish with cobalt blue and gold decoration on a wide border. Made in England circa 1820, the dish is hand-painted and hand-gilded.
    The painter and gilder would have used a stencil so that the design could be repeated all around the border.

    Dimensions: 8″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • The Collection of Mario Buatta Pair of Regency Period Dishes Cobalt Blue Borders

    $230.00

    Provenance: The Private Collection of Mario Buatta
    A pair of Regency Period dishes with cobalt blue borders decorated with beautiful gilding. Mario loved deep cobalt blue. The borders of this pair have the deepest blue decorated with a delicate gold floral design.

    Dimensions: diameter 8.”

    Condition: Excellent

  • Group of Large Dutch Delft Jars and Vases 18th-19th and 20th Centuries

    $10,700.00

    A Group of Dutch Delft jars and open vases late 18th to 20th centuries. Please see below for a description of each of the pieces in this set.

  • Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Chargers Made, circa 1780

    $2,400.00

    We are pleased to offer this pair of large blue and white Delft chargers made by and with the mark of “The Claw” factory in the Netherlands, in the 18th century, circa 1780. The design is exuberant – as though the artist wanted to fill the entire space with delightful motifs. In the center is a vase overflowing with curving branches of leaves and flowers, but beyond this are much more stylized elements repeated around the entire dish. We see rows of fruits or berries, leaves, daisies, flowerpots holding roses, and large fanciful blossoms around the rim. Everything is connected with stripes, spirals, circles and scrolls to make a harmonious whole, a feast for the eyes.

    These chargers will work well in a traditional or contemporary home.

    This pair is part of our large collection of blue and white Dutch Delft, which can be viewed here.

    Dimensions: 14 inches diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Three Worcester Dejeuney Pattern Dishes

    $1,060.00

    From the Collection of Mario Buatta
    Mario loved beautiful color combinations on porcelains.
    Made by Chamberlains Worcester circa 1810 these three Dejeuney pattern dishes have borders painted with a deep cobalt blue ground which is decorated with amazingly lavish gilding in foliate designs. Within the border are oval cartouches painted in the ”Rich Kakiemon” style with a pattern of trellised flowers painted in bold red, green, gold and royal blue.

    The pair of dishes measure 8.5″ diameter.        Both are marked Chamberlains Worcester on the reverse.

    The armorial saucer dish measures 7.75″ diameter x 1.75″ deep It has the Chamberlains Worcester pattern number 298 in purple written on the reverse.

    Condition: Excellent with one dish having fine, thin, half inch open flat line on the bottom which does not go through. See the last image.

  • Pair of Delft Blue and White Chargers in the Theeboom Pattern Made circa 1770

    $1,680.00
  • Blue and White Delft Ginger Jars Made in Netherlands, circa 1860

    $1,600.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Charger

    $800.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers “The Axe”

    $2,200.00
  • Pair of Antique Blue and White Delft Plates

    $1,080.00
  • Pair of Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes

    $900.00
  • Chinese Blue and White Jars Late Qing Dynasty 19th Century Circa 1880

    $11,200.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Six

    $3,450.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Eight

    $5,100.00
  • Pair of Blue and White Delft Plates with Dragons

    $880.00
  • Blue and White Delft Chargers Theeboom Pattern Netherlands Circa 1770

    $3,100.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Vases with Peacocks

    $5,200.00
  • Pair of Blue and White Delft Dishes

    $850.00
  • Blue and White Delft Charger

    $750.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers

    $3,400.00

    A pair of blue and white delft chargers with a naive garden scene. The oversize flowers and the pierced scholar’s rock are presented to the viewer in a row lined up in front of the garden fence. The blue border is decorated with flower heads painted with flat brush strokes and simple lines. The outer edge is painted with a traditional yellow slip.

    Dimensions: H 1.5 in. x Dm 13 in.

    Condition: Excellent. Small edge frits invisibly restored.

  • “Boy” Blue and White Antique Bottle

    $1,200.00

    An antique Dutch Delft bottle painted in underglaze blue with the word “Boy.”

    For many years this type of bottle with the word “Boy” was thought to be English Delft. But recent research has determined that bottles of this kind are mid-18th century Dutch Delft. This fine example has two small loop handles on each side.

    Dimensions: H 8 in. x Dm 5 in.      Condition: Excellent. Small expected edge frits.   Price: $1,200

     

  • Pair of Antique Delft Blue and White Vases

    $10,800.00

    We found a great pair of large, early Dutch Delft vases from the beginning of the 18th century, made between 1700 and 1720. These outstanding vases are decorated with chinoiserie scenes of warriors and noblemen. The detail and quality of the painting is exceptional.

    Looking at these vases the viewer is transported into the world portrayed on the vases. We see a warrior with bow and arrow on horseback, an armored horseman, and a nobleman with his retinue.

    Dimensions: H 22 in. x 9.5 inches W across the widest point, 7.75 inches W at the base

    Condition: Excellent

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