Netherlands

The Dutch were among the first to attempt to reproduce Chinese blue and white porcelain. As the first European traders in China, they brought the exquisite porcelains back to their country and developed their own pottery: delft.

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  • 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

    $1,480.00

    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

  • Pair Blue and White Delft Jars Hand-Painted 18th Century Netherlands circa 1780

    $2,860.00

    This pair of 18th-century Delft jars has a lovely distinctive style, taken from nature. The rich cobalt blue designs are hand-painted. We see curving and scrolling floral patterns. The lobed shape of the jars adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surface. The tops have flower form skirts (see image #5). The combination is beautiful.

    Dimensions: 14.75″ tall x 7.75″ diameter at widest point x 4.5″ diameter at base

    Condition: Good with some excellent invisible restoration.

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

    $930.00

    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

  • Pair Large Delft Mantle Vases Painted in Polychrome Colors

    $1,760.00

    Made in the Netherlands circa 1880, this pair of Dutch Delft mantle vases have a traditional double gourd shape. The vases were painted in traditional polychrome colors showing a waterside scene filled with flowers and songbirds. Panels show a waterside scene with long-tailed birds painted yellow, blue, green, and a rich shade of over the glaze iron-red. One bird flies above, and one bird rests among beautiful flowers. Between the panels are segments of bright floral decoration painted on deep cobalt blue ground.

    Dimensions: 17″ tall x 6.75″ diameter at the widest point and 5″ across the octagonal base

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • 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

  • Dutch Delft Garniture Five Pieces Polychrome Made Circa 1880

    $3,200.00

    This charming Dutch Delft garniture comprises two beaker vases and three baluster-form jars with their covers.
    It is in excellent condition.
    We see a romantic countryside scene with a shepherdess and sheep. Sitting comfortably in the shade of a large tree, she holds her staff and looks out onto a spacious grassy meadow.
    In the background, we see a castle turret to her left and a church and steeple on her right.
    The scene evokes the romantic feeling of the 18th century.
    To create the scene, the painter used soft earth tone colors: two shades of blue, green, iron-red, yellow, and manganese.
    The scene is bordered with a molded bright yellow and manganese cartouche with manganese flowers at the head and base. The reverse side of each vase has green leafy branches and red flowers. Each cover is painted with a yellow flower and surmounted by a traditional lion finial.

    Dimensions: The covered vases are 15″ tall x 7″ wide x 4.25″ deep at the base. The open vases are 10″ tall x 5.5″ wide x 3.75″ deep at the base.
    Condition Excellent: small edge frits are invisibly restored

  • 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 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).

  • Delft Blue and White Charger Handpainted 18th Century circa 1780 by “The Axe”

    $1,400.00

    This lovely 18th century Dutch Delft charger was made at “The Axe” factory. The center shows a vibrant garden scene hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. The decoration is crisp. Much of it was painted in medium blue and then outlined in deeper blue. Flower buds and flowerheads fill the central space. On the border are ten panels, each with a single flower. The underside shows the mark of “The Axe” (De Porceleyne Bijl).

    Dimensions: 14″ in diameter

    Condition: Excellent: the blue on the edge touched in to invisibly restore small edge frits.

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

    $8,400.00

    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: $8,400 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)

  • Pair Small Blue and White Delft Vases Made Netherlands, Circa 1790

    $1,620.00

    This pair of exquisite, blue and white Dutch Delft vases is painted in a deep shade of cobalt blue. They are 7″ tall, which is a rare small size for Delft vases. The decoration on the vases and the covers shows a wild profusion of flowers. Along the base, we see a simple design of scrolling vines. A traditional bird and ball finial tops the covers. The underside is marked VDuijn for Ysbrand van Duijn the owner of De Porceleyne Schotel from 1782-1800, at which time the factory is thought to have closed.

    Dimensions: 7″ tall x 3.25″ wide x 2″ deep

    Condition: Current condition is excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

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

    $1,630.00

    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

  • Four Blue and White Delft Dishes Made, Circa 1820

    $1,870.00

    A set of four antique blue and white Dutch Delft dishes showing flowers, a vase, and a pieced rock. The deep cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with four panels each with a floral design. Between the panels is a zig-zag design.

    Dimensions: 9.35″ diameter

    Condition: Very good. Tiny edge frits invisibly restored.

  • 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.

  • Dutch Delft Hand-Painted Charger Painted Polychrome Colors 18th Century, c- 1760

    $1,220.00

    A Dutch Delft charger hand-painted in colorful polychrome. Made in the mid 18th century, the charger shows a traditional Dutch Delft design of an overflowing flower basket in panels. The panels are separated by an exquisite medium blue decorated with scrolling vines. Soft green, manganese, orange, and iron red work together to create a beautiful design.

    Dimensions: diameter 12″

    Condition: Excellent

  • 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 Charger Made, Circa 1780

    $1,200.00

    Why we love it: The intense cobalt blue We are pleased to offer this sizeable Dutch Delft blue and white charger hand-painted in deep cobalt blue. This exquisite charger was made in the 18th century, circa 1780. It shows a vase filled with sunflowers and ferns. The design is reminiscent of a peacock displaying its feathers. That is why this pattern has been known since the 18th century as the “Peacock” pattern. The blue on the rim of the charger is painted in.

    Dimensions: diameter 13.85 inches

    Condition: Very good

  • 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.

  • Large Red and Blue Dutch Delft Charger with Imari Colors Made Circa 1800

    $840.00

    Provenance: A Duch collection
    Made circa 1800, this lovely Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted in the Imari colors of red and blue with details painted green. The decoration shows red tulips with small green leaves and red tulip buds with blue fern-like leaves. Every single flower or bud is enclosed in a blue-edged cartouche. The design is inspired by 17th and 18th century Imari porcelains from Japan and China. Dimensions: diameter 13.5″ Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored

  • 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.

  • Antique Delft Dishes a Set of Five 18th Century with Purple/Manganese Coloring

    $2,300.00

    A set of five antique Dutch Delft dishes beautifully painted with manganese-based purple. The dishes show a peony plant in full bloom. The maker was Hugo Brouwer. Brouwer created the design, and each dish would have been hand-painted in his factory, The Dreye Porceleyne Flesschen, using a stencil of his design. Each dish is signed with Brouwer’s H-B mark.

    Dimensions: diameter 9″

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair of Small 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: Good. 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.

  • 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.

  • Set of Six Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes Made by “The Axe”, circa 1800

    $2,200.00

    We are pleased to offer this lovely set of six blue and white Delft dishes made in The Netherlands, circa 1800. The dishes are decorated in several shades of cobalt blue. The center of each dish shows a garden scene. We see an oversized peony, a taihu (pierced limestone) rock and behind it all a fence defining the edge of the garden. The borders of the dishes have a traditional cross-hatch design.      Dimensions: 8.85″ diameter.      Condition: Excellent.      Price: $2,200

  • Blue and White Delft Large Pear Shaped Vase

    $5,700.00

    This extraordinary Delft vase dates to the late 17th century. It is modeled after Chinese pear-shaped bottles, conventionally known as “yuhuchun bottles,” made since the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). The vase’s designs are partially inspired by traditional Chinese motifs, though the Dutch artisans did incorporate their own artistic ingredients into the design. The top section is graced by two bands of Asian-style decorations, one featuring seaweed scrolls and the other highlighting diamond patterns. These decorations can often be spotted in “Transitional-style” Chinese porcelains (1630-1670). The vase’s body is ornately painted with a lovely garden scene and demonstrates a seamless combination of Eastern and Western decorative elements. While we see classic Chinese garden landscape components such as butterflies, pierced rocks, a long-tailed bird (probably a pheasant), and banana leaves, European-style trefoils and arabesques distinguish the vase from its Oriental counterparts. The soft blue pigment gives the vase a subtle touch. Viewing this exquisite vase reminds its viewer of the eternal charm of nature.

    Dimensions: 18.5″ tall x 8.75″ diameter at the widest point.

    Current Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored.

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

    $3,400.00

    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

  • Pair of Dutch Delft Cows Painted in Polychrome Petit Feu Colors Made circa 1760

    $2,700.00
  • 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

    $1,800.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Charger

    $1,200.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Chargers “The Axe”

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

    $1,400.00
  • Pair of Antique Blue and White Dutch Delft Dishes

    $900.00
  • Three Blue and White Delft Dishes with Yellow Slip Decorated Edge

    $1,400.00
  • Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes a Set of Eight

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

    $1,150.00
  • Blue and White Delft Chargers Theeboom Pattern Netherlands Circa 1770

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

    $6,200.00
  • Pair of Blue and White Delft Dishes

    $1,150.00
  • Small 18th Century Dutch Delft Blue and White Dish

    $430.00
  • 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.

  • 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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