Blue and White

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

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  • Pair Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Moon Flasks Qing Dynasty Circa 1880

    $4,260.00

    This pair of Chinese porcelain moon flasks are hand painted with lovely white plum blossom flowers on a deep cobalt blue ground.
    They were made in the late 19th century during the Qing Dynasty transitional Guangxu period, circa 1880.
    The harmonious contrast between the immaculate white blossoms and the deep blue is exquisite!
    The elegant round bodies rise from a traditional short foot.
    Perfect for placement on a mantle, they measure 8.75″ tall x 6″ wide x 2.5″ deep.
    The undersides show faux Kangxi marks.
    The marks honor tradition as the blue and white plum blossom pattern was one of the favorite patterns of the Kangxi Emperor.
    Faux marks on Chinese porcelain have been quite common for centuries.
    Each generation justified these marks as a way to honor their ancestors.
    These flasks encapsulate the finest qualities of Chinese porcelain, blending artistic beauty, historical significance, and superb craftsmanship.

    Condition: Excellent, the reverse has an original kiln mark that can be seen in photo # 6

    For images and information on Chinese porcelain with similar plum blossom decoration on a blue ground, see Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Ginger jar, unknown maker, 1683 – 1710, Jingdezhen, China. Museum no. C.820&A-1910. Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
    And, Chinese Blue and White Porcelain by Duncan Macintosh, pg 71, plate 51.

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Hand Painted Charger and Four Plates Made 1780-1800

    $2,900.00

    This lovely group of hand painted blue and white Dutch Delft plates features scenes traditional to 18th century Delft.
    Each plate is painted in cobalt blue with a traditional yellow or ochre painted edge.
    In the group’s center, we see a large charger showing an oriental-style country house, and nearby a pine tree in a large field.
    The charger’s wide border has twelve panels, each with a single leaf or flower bud.
    Three of the four dishes around the charger show garden scenes, and the fourth, the top dish, shows a stag resting in a forest clearing.

    Dimensions: The charger measures 13.75″ in diameter. The four plates each measure 9″ in diameter.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Blue and White 18th Century Dr. Wall Worcester Porcelain Saucers

    $385.00

    This lovely pair of blue and white First Period Worcester porcelain saucers is decorated in the elegant Dark Sprig Centre pattern.
    First Period Worcester is also known as Dr. Wall Worcester.* The saucers were made at the Worcester factory circa 1765.
    The porcelain is reeded with raised ribbing emanating from a flat center decorated with the Dark Sprig Centre inside a double-blue circle.
    The inspiration for this design was the blue and white porcelain exported from the Far East to Britain in the first half of the 18th century.
    The underside of each saucer has a Dr. Wall Worcester Period workman’s mark in underglaze blue (see last image).

    Dimensions: 4.85″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Antique Delft Blue and White Vases

    $11,800.00

    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

  • Pair Blue and White Chinoiserie Porcelain Saucers 18th Century England Ca-1785

    $265.00

    This pair of blue and white porcelain saucers was made by Caughley in England circa 1785.
    Painted in underglaze blue, they show a lovely chinoiserie scene of a mother and son in a lush garden with flowering trees and several large vases.
    The blue line around the edge of each saucer frames and enhances the scene.
    The underside of each saucer has the Caughley crescent mark in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand Painted Netherlands Circa 1800

    $860.00

    Hand painted in the Netherlands circa 1800, this Delft charger features a garden scene with a flowering peony.
    We see a single large peony blossom, buds, and leaves.
    The border shows a lovely repeating floral motif of buds, leaves, and flowers.
    The painting is crisp, and the cobalt blue shows beautifully on the tin-glazed white ground.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted Netherlands Circa 1800

    $880.00

    Hand Painted in the Netherlands circa 1800, this antique blue and white Dutch Delft charger has beautiful cobalt blue coloring.
    The center shows a garden scene with large flowers, rockwork, and an open basket.
    The shades of cobalt blue is splendid on the light blue tin glaze background.
    The border of the charger shows five ogival panels with a floral design.

    Dimensions: 13.5″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand Painted with Birds Circa 1780

    $3,200.00

    This pair of Dutch Delft blue and white chargers were hand-painted in the last quarter of the 18th century, circa 1780.
    They feature beautiful long-tailed songbirds resting on a branch among flowers and rockwork.
    The garden is filled with exquisite peonies and chrysanthemums.
    The artist has captured the essence of a garden so perfectly that you feel it could come to life.
    The borders have five panels, each with a peony and a chrysanthemum.
    The deep blue pie crust edge adds a lovely touch to both chargers.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Dutch Delft Mantle Jars Hand Painted 18th Century Circa 1780

    $4,200.00

    This lovely pair of blue and white Delft mantle jars were hand painted in the Netherlands circa 1780.
    We see a chinoiserie scene with a pair of houses waterside in the foreground and a pagoda on the far shore.
    The garden scene is framed in a blue rococo outline.
    The covers have traditional Dutch Delft flame finials, which add height and elegance to the jars.

    Dimensions: 15″ tall x 6″ wide x 5.5″ deep at shoulders x 3.5″ deep at the base (perfect dimensions for a mantle).

    Condition: Excellent, with small edge chips invisibly restored.

  • Pair of Antique Chinese Blue and White Porcelain Vases

    $14,200.00

    This exquisite pair of Chinese blue and white porcelain vases have an overall scrolling vines design.
    A band of ruyi-shaped floral patterns adorns the top of each vase. Around the base are ogival lotus panels.
    Lion-head handles are found on the two sides.
    This pair of dynamic vases blends earlier vine scroll decoration with a Qing vessel shape.

    Made in the Qing dynasty, in the second half of the 19th century, they measure 18 inches tall
    x 8 inches at the widest point.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Two Pairs of Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Dishes 18th Century

    $3,100.00

    Made in the Qianlong Era circa 1770, these remarkable Chinese blue and white porcelain dishes were hand painted in an exquisite combination of soft and deep cobalt blues.
    The pure white porcelain base is covered with a glaze of a slightly blueish tint.
    Because they are hand-painted, each dish has an individual character through subtle variations in the details.
    On the pair of dishes in the center, delicate peonies unfurl near a single chrysanthemum.
    The dishes have four panels on the border, each showing elegant branches with beautiful plum blossoms.
    The total effect is delightful!
    Deeply rooted In Chinese tradition, the beautiful flowers 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),”
    The cherished chrysanthemum, cultivated in China for three millennia, symbolizes both longevity and intellectual achievements, its allure transcending time.
    While the plum blossoms, with their enduring bloom in the harshness of late winter, embody the virtues of resilience, purity, and optimism.
    The undersides of these two dishes are marked in the center with the open lozenge, one of the revered Eight Precious Things*, and a symbol of good fortune and abundance.
    Also, painted on the underside along the border, we see a traditional pair of scrolling vines (see image#12).
    Taking center stage on the left and right dishes, a traditional garden tableau unfurls.
    We see flowers before a garden fence, buds emanating from rockwork, and plum blossoms near a bamboo screen.
    The scene encapsulates the essence of an 18th-century Chinese garden.
    On the reverse, once again, we see the traditional pair of scrolling vines gracing the border.

    Dimensions: 8.5″-8.75″ in diameter x 1″ in height

    Condition: Excellent

    *”The Eight Precious Things are general symbols of good luck and prosperity in Chinese art.” See Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery by P B Welch, pg 228.

  • Blue and White Platter Chinese Porcelain In The Style Of Qianlong Era Circa 1770

    $560.00

    This exquisite Chinese blue and white porcelain platter was painted in the 20th century in the style of the Qianlong Era circa 1770. It has timeless appeal and symbolic meaning!
    We see a lovely pair of spotted deer in a clearing near pine trees.
    In Chinese tradition, combining pine trees with deer conveys a wish for longevity to the owner of the platter. To the left of the pines, we see bamboo trees, and across the water, we see flowering fruit trees.
    This combination of trees is known as the Three Friends of Winter*, symbolizing longevity and persistence.
    The scene is beautiful, combining medium and deep tones of blue.
    The border decoration has intricate patterning with alternating fences and floral decoration.
    The shape of the platter is a traditional Chinese export cut-cornered rectangle.

    Dimensions: 14″ x 10.75″ x 1″height

    Condition: Excellent

    Provenance: A private Swedish collection. Note the sticker on the back of the platter.

    *This grouping first appeared in a ninth-century poem by Zhu Qingyu.
    For more information on the Three Friends of Winter, see Chinese Art A Guide to Motifs and Visual Imagery by PB Welch.

  • Blue and White Delft Dish Hand Painted with Dragon Netherlands Circa 1780

    $580.00

    This exquisite dish is almost identical to a blue and white Delft dish in the Philadelphia Museum of Art Bequest collection of John W. Pepper. 1935-10-39.
    The dish is described in detail by E B Scapp in her book “Delft Ceramics at The Philadelphia Museum of Art.”
    Scapp’s description is summarized below.
    The mythical dragon in the center of this dish, a rare motif on Delft plates, has been painted with a wide open mouth and sharp teeth.
    The form of the dragon is defined by a darker outline pigment known as “trek.” This outline is filled with a blue wash.
    An apprentice painter often did outlines and borders on pieces.
    A more accomplished painter would complete the center decoration.
    The border is divided into six panels of diamond pattern fretwork alternating with ovals containing stylized fruit and leaves.
    The edge of the dish is painted with a thin line of brown slip.
    This is an altogether fabulous piece of 18th century Dutch Delft!

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″ height

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted at The Axe Holland Circa 1770

    $1,260.00

    This blue and white charger was hand painted at De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe” circa 1770.
    The center of the charger is filled with a lovely flowering plant.
    We see flowers in full bloom intertwined with buds and leaves, displaying nature’s cycle of life and renewal.
    The border has ten shaped panels, each enclosing a single flower, a bud, and leaves.
    The pattern includes several shades of blue, giving it depth and visual interest.
    The white edge of the charger is cut in a fabulous lobed pattern that complements the painted decoration. This white edge is accented by a thin blue line.
    The design is dynamic and beautiful!
    The underside of the charger shows the mark of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”.

    Dimensions: 12″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Large Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted at The Axe Holland Circa 1770

    $1,480.00

    This large blue and white charger was hand painted at De Porcelene Bijl* “The Axe” circa 1770.
    The center of the charger is filled with a lovely flowering plant.
    We see flowers in full bloom intertwined with buds and leaves, displaying nature’s cycle of life and renewal.
    The border has ten shaped panels, each enclosing a single flower, a bud, and leaves.
    The pattern includes several shades of blue, giving it depth and visual interest.
    The white edge of the charger is cut in a fabulous lobed pattern that complements the painted decoration. This white edge is accented by a thin blue line.
    The design is dynamic and beautiful!
    The underside of the charger shows the mark of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Set of Two Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand Painted at The Axe Holland C-1770

    $2,870.00

    This set of two blue and white chargers was hand painted at De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe” circa 1770.
    The center of each charger is filled with a lovely flowering plant.
    We see flowers in full bloom intertwined with buds and leaves, displaying nature’s cycle of life and renewal.
    The borders have ten shaped panels, each enclosing a single flower, a bud, and leaves.
    The pattern includes several shades of blue, giving it depth and visual interest.
    The white edge of each charger is cut in a fabulous lobed pattern that complements the painted decoration. This white edge is accented by a thin blue line.
    The design is dynamic and beautiful!
    The underside of both chargers shows the mark of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”.

    Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter and 13.75″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand Painted at The Claw Circa 1760

    $1,360.00

    This elegant mid-18th century blue and white Delft charger was hand painted in shades of cobalt blue.
    At the heart of the design, we see a vase overflowing with flowers and leaves.
    As if caught in a gentle breeze, some leaves fall gracefully on either side of the vase, adding movement to the composition.
    A floral wreath of cobalt blue flowers rings the center.
    The very wide border is decorated with nine panels, each showing a vase filled with a single large rose and other smaller flowers.
    The deep blue edge is delicately lobed, which adds to the visual interest of the charger.
    The underside with mid-18th century marks for the De Paeuw (The Claw) factory in the city of Delft.
    We also find a paper label on the underside for the 20th century Dutch antique dealer, Alberge et Fils.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter x 2.35″ height

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Delft Charger hand Painted 18th Century Netherlands Circa 1760

    $3,200.00

    This pair of mid-18th-century Dutch Delft chargers is handpainted in several shades of cobalt blue.
    The viewer is drawn to the lovely scene in the center of each charger, which shows an elegant peacock in a flowery garden near water.
    The wide rim has eight panels, each with a single chrysanthemum or artemisia leaf.
    This traditional design was inspired by the Chinese blue and white “Kraak” porcelain chargers that were very popular in late 17th and 18th century Holland.
    In Chinese tradition, chrysanthemums symbolize long life and happiness, while an artemisia leaf symbolizes good health.
    The border, with its positive connotations, conveys auspiciousness and optimism.
    In summary, the alluring shades of cobalt blue, the captivating central scene of a peacock in a blossoming garden, and the chrysanthemums and artemisia leaves on the rim create a harmonious and visually striking composition.

    Dimensions: 13.25″ diameter x 2″ tall

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Four Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand Painted Netherlands 18th Century Ca-1780

    $5,800.00

    The deep cobalt blue is fabulous!
    Provenance: The Philadelphia Museum of Art collection has an identical Delft charger. For an image of this identical plate and a discussion of its origins, see E B Schaap’s “Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” pages 74 and 75.
    This set of four Dutch Delft chargers in the “Theeboom” pattern shows 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.
    The pattern is lush and full of color. The deep cobalt blue decoration fills the charger.
    On the border are medallions and scroll designs.
    The white edges are delicately scalloped, which adds another beautiful dimension to each charger.
    The chargers have the mark of De Porceleyne Claeuw “The Claw.”

    Dimensions: 13.5″-14.25″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored.

  • Set Four Antique Blue and White Delft Plates Circa 1760-1770

    $3,200.00

    This set of four antique Delft blue and white plates was hand painted in the Netherlands circa 1760-1770.
    The size of the plates is rare, somewhat larger than the more common 9″ diameter antique Dutch Delft plates.
    They measure 10.25″ in diameter.
    The decoration is exquisite!
    In the center, we see a traditional Dutch image of a vase overflowing with beautiful flowers and ferns.
    The border has five panels, each showing a single vase filled with pieces of fruit against a background of leaves.
    The panels are separated by decoration showing a flower face and leaves against a dark blue ground.

    Dimensions: 10.25″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted England Circa 1760

    $1,550.00

    This gorgeous pair of blue and white English Delft plates was made in Bristol, England, circa 1760.
    The lovely floral decoration is hand painted in shades of cobalt blue on a light cobalt blue ground.
    One flower on the vine stretches rim to rim from the border on one side into the well of the dish and then across the well and onto the border again.
    This is an exquisite design well painted!

    Reference

    For a very similar English delftware plate, see English Delftware in the Bristol Collection, by Frank Briton, pg 191, plates 12.29 and 12.30, where Briton states that the origin of the dish was probably in one of the factories in Bristol, England circa 1760.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Delft jars

    $2,150.00

    This pair of large Delft jars has a traditional blue and white floral decoration painted on a white tin-glazed ground.
    The body of each jar features four large panels; two show a peacock among flowers, and two show a vase overflowing with flowers.
    The shoulders and cover are decorated in a traditional style with floral panels separated by “diamonds.”
    This pair of jars were made by the Delft factory of Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium.
    The underside of each jar is marked. From the marks, we date the jars to circa 1922.

    Dimensions: Height 16.5″ x diameter at the widest point 8.5″ x diameter at the base 5″.

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Chargers 18th Century Circa 1770

    $2,460.00

    Made in the Netherlands in the 18th century, circa 1770, this lovely pair of Delft chargers is hand painted in cobalt blue.
    In the center, we see a traditional Dutch Delft floral design of scrolling vines, tulips, and tulip buds.
    The border shows nine panels, each featuring a single tulip.
    One of the pair of chargers has an in-the-factory mark “16” in underglaze blue on the reverse.

    Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Five Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted Netherlands Circa 1800

    $2,650.00

    These five blue and white Delft plates were hand painted in the Netherlands circa 1800. The lovely plate in the center shows a deer resting in the forest. The two pairs of plates around it show beautiful garden scenes with a traditional Dutch Delft view of a garden in full bloom. We see flowers, ferns, vines, and a large peony. One pair also shows a garden fence and, floating above it, a vase with flowers. The artists used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the designs. Each of the borders is adorned with a band of floral decoration that adds an elegant touch to the overall design. The edges are painted with traditional ochre-colored slip.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

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

    $1,160.00

    This beautiful blue and white hand painted charger was made in The Netherlands in the last quarter of the 18th century, circa 1780. It is decorated with an eye-catching floral design that encircles a central medallion. We see floral bands showing flowers and scrolling vines. The vibrant cobalt blue decoration draws your eye from the center outward.

    Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted Netherlands Circa 1800

    $1,160.00

    This pair of blue and white Delft plates were hand painted circa 1800 in the Netherlands. At the center of this lovely pair of dishes is a traditional Dutch Delft view of a garden in full bloom. We see flowers, ferns, vines, one large peony, a beautiful garden fence, and floating above a vase with flowers. The artist used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the design. The border is adorned with a band of floral decoration that adds an elegant touch to the overall design. The edge is painted with traditional ochre-colored slip.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Delft Jars and Vases 18th and 19th Centuries 3 pairs 4 Singles

    $21,060.00

    This collection of exquisite blue and white Dutch Delft jars and vases spans the 18th and 19th centuries. The largest is 23.5″ tall, and the smallest is 10.5″ tall. Five of the items are 18th century. The two largest jars were made in the late 19th century. The total price for the group is $21,060.

    1) Made circa 1780, this 18th century Dutch Delft vase was hand painted with floral decoration of flowers and scrolling vines. A beautiful deep cobalt blue covers most of the surface. The vase has a traditional Dutch Delft shape; an octagonal base rising to the main body, a slim neck ending in a flower bulb shape, and an everted mouth. Dimensions: 10.5″ tall x 4.75″ diameter Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored Price: $1,480

    2) Pair Blue and White Delft Vases Hand Painted 18th Century circa 1770 Netherlands This large pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases were hand painted in beautiful deep cobalt blue. They were made in The Netherlands in the 18th century, circa 1770. The main body of each vase is fully decorated with six cartouches, three showing birds and three showing flowers. In addition, the flower bulb-shaped mouth of each vase is decorated with scrolling vines and flowers. Finally, the neck and the top edge are decorated with designs of stiff leaves. Dimensions: 16.25″ tall x 7″ wide. The base measures 5.75″. Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

    3) Antique Delft Blue and White Jar Made by The Claw Netherlands Circa 1790 This hand-painted jar and cover from circa 1790 boast beautiful Dutch Delft floral artwork. The intricate design features a stunning array of blooms and vines in deep and medium cobalt blue. The shoulders of the jar are adorned with lappets filled with flower heads, and its octagonal form is topped with a simple, deep blue knop. Dimensions: 12.75″ tall x 6″ at widest point x 4.75″ across base Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored Price: $960

    4) Pair Blue and White Delft Jars Hand Painted 18th Century Netherlands, Circa 1780 This pair of 18th-century Delft jars has a lovely distinctive style taken from nature. The cobalt blue designs are hand-painted. We see a young woman seated in a garden. Budding peonies and a songbird surround her, and a majestic stag evokes a sense of wonder and enchantment as if you were peering into a fairy tale. The lovely flower-form skirts on the tops add sophistication and elegance to the overall appearance of the jars. The lobed shape of the jars adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surface. Everything works together to create a beautiful effect. The underglaze blue “in the factory” mark “10,” and the paper label for the Thomazeau Collection provide authenticity and provenance. Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 7.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5″ diameter at the base, Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored Price: $ 3,820

    5) Pair Blue and White Delft Mantle Jars Hand Painted Netherlands, Circa 1770 This pair of Dutch Delft mantle jars show 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, 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 Price: $2,800 6) Large Blue and White Delft Jar Made in Belgium Circa 1890  Price: $2700

    6) This large Delft jar has a traditional bird and flower decoration painted on a white tin-glazed ground. The decoration captures the beauty of a garden with birds amidst a sea of vibrant flowers. The design on the shoulders and cover is a classic Delft style. We see panels decorated with blue flowers on white ground, separated by a blue background adorned with delicate leaves and vines. The traditional lion finial on the cover adds a regal touch to the piece. The jar’s octagonal shape and light pink tone add an elegant touch. Made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium, this jar was created by skilled artisans from a factory that has a rich history. Boch Frères Keramis was established in 1844 and won a gold medal at the Exhibition of Belgian Industry in 1847. The jar is marked on the underside, allowing us to date it to circa 1900. It is an imposing piece. 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 Price: $2,800

    7) Very Large Blue and White Delft Jar Belgium circa 1880 This fabulous Delft jar is painted with traditional deep cobalt blue on a tin-glazed ground. The jar has six panels, alternating 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 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 Price: $2,800

  • Blue and White Delft Tulipiere or Tulip Holder C-1870

    $2,400.00

    This blue and white Dutch Delft tulipiere or tulip holder shows a lovely romantic scene.
    We see a shepherdess delicately walking onto a stepping stone at the stream’s edge.
    The reverse shows sandy dunes and sailing ships gliding by in the water beyond.
    The foot of this tulipiere is oval-shaped and decorated with a lattice-work design in cobalt blue.
    The overall effect is marvelous!
    The tulipiere was made in the last quarter of the 19th century, circa 1880. It measures 10.5″ across x 9.5″ tall x 3.5″ deep.
    Condition: Overall, the tulip holder is in excellent condition with a single small flake-shaped chip on the inside of the unglazed foot (see image #5)
    Price $2,400
    Five-finger tulipieres are a traditional Dutch Delft form that originated in the 17th century.
    Background of Dutch Delft tulipieres:
    A Delft tulipiere or tulip-holder is a vessel to grow or display tulips.
    Typically they are constructed to accommodate one single flower per spout with a shared water reservoir.
    During the 17th through 19th centuries, tulipieres were used in prosperous homes to display tulips. In addition, they were popular pieces of decorative art.

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Five Piece Garniture Hand Painted 18th Century C-1760

    $9,800.00

    This exquisite Delft five-piece garniture from mid-18th century Holland, circa 1760, is a masterpiece. The hand-painted panels on the front and back of each jar are decorated with a tranquil scene showing a deer and butterfly in a clearing, set against a backdrop of charming pagodas. In addition, the two side panels on each jar feature a large peony and a delightful songbird perched on a garden fence, adding natural beauty and elegance to the set.
    The canted corners of each piece in the garniture are beautifully decorated with small cartouches depicting serene water scenes. The upper band of decoration showcases intricate floral designs and shell shapes.
    Condition: Despite its age, the garniture is in very good condition, with only a few small chips that have been expertly and invisibly restored.      Dimensions: the pair of covered trumpet shapes and three covered jars are perfectly proportioned, measuring 14.5″ tall x 6″ wide x 5.5″ deep and 13.85″ tall x 5.25″ wide x 5.25″ deep, respectively.

  • Delft Blue and White Vase Hand Painted 18th Century Circa 1780 Netherlands

    $1,280.00

    Made Circa 1780, this 18th century Dutch Delft vase was hand painted with floral decoration of flowers and scrolling vines.
    A beautiful deep cobalt blue covers most of the surface.
    The vase has a traditional Dutch Delft shape; an octagonal base rising to the main body, a slim neck ending in a flower bulb shape, and an everted mouth.

    Dimensions: 10.5″ tall x 4.75″ diameter
    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Vases Hand Painted 18th Century Circa 1770 Netherlands

    $6,400.00

    This large pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases were hand painted in beautiful deep cobalt blue. They were made in The Netherlands in the 18th century, circa 1770.
    The main body of each vase is fully decorated with six cartouches, three showing birds and three showing flowers.
    In addition, the bulbous mouth of each vase is decorated with scrolling vines and flowers.
    The neck and the top edge are decorated with designs of stiff leaves.

    Dimensions: 16.25″ tall x 7″ wide. The base measures 5.75″.
    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Blue and White Delft Plate with Chinoiserie Scene Made 17th Century Circa 1690

    $740.00

    Made in the Netherlands in the late 17th century, circa 1690, this extraordinary Delft charger is hand-painted in shades of cobalt blue. The soft blue pigment gives the charger a subtle touch. The fascinating naive decoration is styled after Chinese Kraak porcelains made for export to Europe in the 16th century. In the center of the charger, we see a Chinese scholar seated in a garden. A pattern of scrolling vines encircles the central scene. The wide border is decorated with panels showing a seated scholar alternating with panels showing Asian-style floral decorations.

    Dimensions: 10.25″ in diameter x 1.25″ tall

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

  • Set Six Large Blue and White Chinese Porcelain Plates Hand-Painted Kangxi Era

    $9,600.00

    This set of six blue and white Chinese porcelain dishes was hand-painted 300 years ago, circa 1700, during the Kangxi dynasty. 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.” These dishes are of the rare “double dinner” size, 11″ in diameter. The dishes are each hand painted in a vibrant deep cobalt blue. We see a rocky outcropping with a pair of songbirds, beautiful peonies in full bloom, and a delicate flowering plum tree. The effect is gorgeous! The crisp cobalt blue border has intricate patterning with panels showing a single peony separated by scrolling vines and floral decoration.
    This decorative style was especially popular during the early Kangxi period.*
    On the underside, the dishes have the Chinese Kangxi Era square or “Fret” mark inside a double circle in underglaze blue. A traditional Chinese scene can be beautiful and also convey symbolic meaning. Peonies symbolize female beauty, royalty, wealth, and honor in Chinese tradition and have long been adored for their bold size and beautiful colors. The plum tree flowers early in the spring, announcing the end of winter and the rebirth of nature. Hence, it symbolizes endurance and hope.

    Dimensions:11″ in diameter x 1″ tall

    Condition: Excellent

    * Blue and white shards painted with rocks and floral subjects have been excavated from Kangxi era Jingdezhen private kiln sites and early 18th-century Chinese shipwrecks sunk in the South China Sea.

  • Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted Netherlands 17th Century, Circa 1685

    $680.00

    This blue and white Delft charger was hand-painted with a chinoiserie scene in the late 17th century. The decoration style was taken directly from Kraak porcelain chargers exported from China to Europe in the 17th century. In the center, we see a vase sitting on the garden terrace, overflowing with beautiful flowers. Among the flowers is a scroll, one of the Eight Treasures often depicted in Chinese decorative art of this period. Two butterflies hover around the flowers. The wide border has panels showing sunflowers and traditional Chinese objects of good fortune.

    Dimensions: 12.75″ in diameter

    Condition: Very good, with small chips invisibly restored

  • Six Blue and White Dishes Chinese Porcelain Hand Painted Kangxi Era, circa 1700

    $5,800.00

    This set of six blue and white Chinese porcelain dishes was hand-painted 300 years ago, circa 1700, during the Kangxi dynasty. 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 dishes are hand painted in tones of cobalt blue. Flowers are everywhere! Delicate flowering plum trees, beautiful peonies, and lotus flowers in full bloom, The effect is gorgeous! On the underside, the dishes have the Chinese square “Fret” mark or the artemisia leaf mark inside a double circle in underglaze blue.

    Dimensions: 9.7″ diameter

    Condition: Small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Set of 4 Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted 18th Century England, Ca. 1760

    $2,100.00

    These exquisite hand-painted Delft dishes, made in Bristol, England, circa 1760 and inspired by Chinese blue and white porcelain, are a perfect example of the mid-18th century English delftware artisans’ skill and creativity. The deep cobalt blue on the pale bluish glaze accentuates the delicate chinoiserie design. The center of each dish features a lovely garden scene, with three types of flowers; peony, plum blossom, and chrysanthemum – each with its rich symbolism in traditional Chinese culture. The peony represents wealth, prosperity, and prestige, while the plum blossom symbolizes integrity, persistence, and the endurance of hardship. Finally, the chrysanthemum, a symbol of happiness, vitality, and longevity, completes this beautiful trio of flowers. With a diameter of 9″ and a thickness of .75″, these dishes are the perfect size for display or use.

    In excellent condition, with slight edge frits invisibly restored, these dishes would be a valuable addition to any collection or a beautiful gift for a loved one.

    Made in Bristol, England, circa 1760, this set of four blue and white hand-painted Delft dishes is decorated in beautiful deep cobalt blue on a pale bluish glaze. These dishes have a beautiful delicate chinoiserie design. In the center, we see a lovely garden scene with flowers of three types emanating from rockwork: a large peony, a flowering chrysanthemum, and a plum blossom tree in full bloom. Peonies, plum blossom trees, and chrysanthemums each originated in China. The peony represents wealth, prosperity, and prestige in Chinese literature and tradition. At the same time, the plum blossom symbolizes integrity, persistence, and the endurance of hardship, and chrysanthemums symbolize happiness, vitality, and longevity. English delftware artisans of the mid-18th century often took inspiration from designs on imported Chinese blue and white porcelain.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter x .75″

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored.

    For a similar Delft dish, see English Delftware in the Bristol Collection by Frank Briton image and description on pg 190 image 12.24.

  • Blue and White Delft Dish Hand-Painted, 18th Century, Circa 1780

    $465.00

    This beautiful blue and white Dutch Delft plate was hand-painted with deep cobalt blue in the Netherlands by “The Axe” in the 18th century, circa 1780. In the center, we see a lovely chinoiserie garden scene with a flowering tree and rockwork. The border has four panels with blue floral decoration on a white ground separated by smaller blue and white panels decorated with a traditional Delft diamond pattern. The edgeof the dish is painted with traditional yellow slip.

    Dimensions: diameter 9.1.”

    Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Jars Hand Painted 18th Century Netherlands, Circa 1780

    $3,620.00

    This pair of 18th-century Delft jars has a lovely distinctive style taken from nature. The cobalt blue designs are hand-painted. We see a young woman seated in a garden. Budding peonies and a songbird surround her, and a majestic stag evokes a sense of wonder and enchantment as if you were peering into a fairy tale. The lovely flower-form skirts on the tops add sophistication and elegance to the overall appearance of the jars. The lobed shape of the jars adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surface. Everything works together to create a beautiful effect. The underglaze blue “in the factory” mark “10” and the paper label for the Thomazeau Collection provide authenticity and provenance.

    Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 7.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5″ diameter at the base

    Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

  • Antique Delft Blue and White Jar Made by The Claw Netherlands Circa 1790

    $1,160.00

    This hand-painted jar and cover from circa 1790 boasts beautiful Dutch Delft floral artwork. The intricate design features a stunning array of blooms and vines in deep and medium cobalt blue. The shoulders of the jar are adorned with lappets filled with flower heads, and its octagonal form is topped with a simple, deep blue knop.

    Dimensions: 12.75″ tall x 6″ at widest point x 4.75″ across base

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • 4 Large Blue and White Dutch Delft Plates Hand Painted, 18th Century, circa 1770

    $3,220.00

    Made in The Netherlands circa 1770, this set of large Dutch Delft blue and white plates is painted in a lovely combination of deep and medium cobalt blue. The central image, a vase overflowing with ferns and summer flowers, is exquisite. The wide border is decorated with five oval shaped panels that echo the central image, each with a flower filled vase and scrolling vines.

    Dimensions: diameter 10.25″ x .75″ height

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly refinished

  • Six Blue and White Dutch Delft Plates Netherlands, circa 1800

    $3,240.00

    This set of six gorgeous blue and white Dutch Delft plates was created in the Netherlands circa 1800.

    Each dish is a small work of art, with dimensions ranging from 8.75″ to 9.25″ in diameter.

    Despite their age, these plates are in excellent condition, with only very small edge chips that have been expertly and invisibly restored.

    Price for the set: $3,240

  • Antique Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted Netheralands Circa 1780

    $930.00

    Hand painted circa 1780, this eye-catching blue and white Delft charger is hand painted in shades of cobalt blue with black accents. The artist has captured a vibrant garden scene transporting the viewer to a world of beauty. In the center, we see a pine tree, to one side, a sizeable blossoming peony, and on the other side, a budding peony, all framed by a garden fence that serves as a graceful boundary, enhancing the harmony and balance of the overall design. The border is decorated with four groups of leaves and a single peony bud.

    Dimensions: 11.75″ in diameter x 1.75″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits invisibly restored

  • Large Blue and White Dutch Delft Jar

    $1,780.00

    The first thing you notice is the magnificent spiral snake handles. The large blue and white Dutch Delft covered jar is fully decorated. The elaborate decoration on the front features a lovely waterside scene topped with an armorial shield supported by angels. On the reverse, we see a beautiful romantic scene showing a courting couple with the man playing the guitar and the young lady listening appreciatively (see images). The vase’s base, shoulder, and cover are decorated with wide bands of deep cobalt blue lappets.

    Dimensions: 21 inches tall x 16 inches across the handles x 8 inches diameter of the base

    Condition: Very good; (there is invisible restoration to small edge chips and some craquelure in the glaze.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

    $740.00

    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 1890

    $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 1890.

    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

    $980.00

    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 Pair Large Japanese Jars Meiji Period Circa 1880

    $3,400.00

    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 an underglaze of grey-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

  • 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

  • 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

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

    $1,100.00

    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

    $830.00

    This blue and white jar is a hand-painted gem. 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

  • Blue and White Dutch Delft Dish Made, Circa 1760

    $850.00

    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

  • 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.

  • Antique Blue and White Delft Charger

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

    $1,900.00
  • Pair of Antique Blue and White Delft Plates

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

    $900.00
  • Blue and White Delft Chargers Theeboom Pattern Netherlands Circa 1770

    $3,100.00
  • Pair of Blue and White Delft Dishes

    $750.00
  • Blue and White Delft Charger

    $750.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delftware Carafe “Boy”

    $800.00

    This charming mid-18th century English delftware carafe features the word “Boy” painted in underglaze sky blue on a light blue ground.
    In the 17th and 18th centuries, the term “Boy” was used to address a male of any age, indicating familiarity or friendship.
    This type of delftware carafe was first made in England at Aldgate in the last quarter of the 17th century.
    Most likely, this carafe was made to hold beer served in a tavern.
    It has two small loop handles on each side so that it could be hung on a wall when not in use.
    In the 17th and 18th centuries, carafe bottles like this were made in both England and The Netherlands for export to England.
    A carafe like this might have inscriptions, labels, dates, names, or, like ours, a sign of goodwill and friendship.
    Beer was a crucial part of the daily diet for many people in 18th-century England. It served as a source of hydration and provided necessary calories and nutrients. Due to inadequate sanitation practices and the unreliable availability of safe drinking water, beer was often consumed as a safer alternative to water.
    Dimensions: Height 8 in. x Diameter 5 in.
    Condition: Excellent. Small expected glaze skips on the high points where the original glaze did not stick.
    Price: $800

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