Polychrome Delft

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  • Pair Large Dutch Delft Vases Hand-Painted Circa 1800 Made by “The Claw”


    Why we love it; The painting is delicious!
    This pair of antique Dutch Delft polychrome vases are hand-painted circa 1800 in the exquisite Cashmere palette of intense greens, blues, and oranges. Made in the factory of “The Claw” circa 1800, the vases show an all-around scene with long-tailed birds in a flower-filled garden. The Cashmere palette with these colors first appeared in Delft potteries between 1700 and 1720. The color combination was inspired by the arrival in Europe in the late 17th century of Chinese Famille Verte porcelain.
    Both vases have the “The Claw” mark in underglaze blue on the underside.

    Dimensions: 20.5″ tall x 8″ diameter at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent
    Background of Delft:
    The technique of making Delft was first described by Gerrit Paape in “Delft Pottery Maker,” written in 1794. Dedicated to Lambertus Sanderus, the owner of De Porceleyne Claeuw (The Porcelain Claw). Delft faience began in the 17th century. Much of the finest Delft was produced in the Dutch city of Delft. The Delft potters began to coat their pots thoroughly in a white tin glaze. They then began to cover the white tin glaze with a clear glaze, giving the fired surface depth. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By about 1650, the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.

  • Delft Punch Bowl Hand-Painted, Netherlands, 18th Century, Circa 1780


    This 18th-century Dutch Delft punch bowl is hand-painted in beautiful polychrome colors of orange, green, and cobalt blue. Dozens of individual green-leaved orange tulips seem to rise from the base of the bowl. The effect is beautiful. Panels of orange “diamonds” and smaller solid green panels create a wide border around the top of the bowl. The inside rim of the bowl is decorated with scrolling vines painted in orange and blue. In the well of the bowl, we see one beautiful large tulip.

    Dimensions: 13″ diameter x 6″ tall

    Condition: Excellent with small frits along the bottom edge and small frits invisibly restored along the top edge (see images).

    The bowl is marked on the underside with “D M” in blue monochrome. This mark is noted in Marks and Monograms on Pottery and Porcelain by William Chaffers on pg 276 as the mark of an unknown Dutch Delft factory.

  • Dutch Delft Pancake Plate Lightning Pattern by De Paeuw ‘The Peacock’ Circa 1730


    This extraordinary Dutch Delft pancake plate was made in the early 18th century. Beautifully hand-painted, it features bold zigzag lighting bolts, Bliksemborden, which seem to flash across the plate. Between the lightning bolts, we see clouds painted yellow with red decorations and flowering plants painted blue, green, yellow, and orange. This is one of the very best Dutch polychrome designs. Made by the De Paeuw (The Peacock) factory circa 1730, the decoration on this plate was inspired by Japanese Imari porcelains.

    For an image and more information on this plate, see Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art by B Schaap pg. 52.

    Dimensions: 9″ in diameter x 1″ tall

    Condition: Excellent with tiny edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair of Hand-Painted Dutch Delft Imari Plates 18th Century Circa 1780


    The lovely scene on this pair of Dutch pancake plates is hand-painted in bold Imari colors of cobalt blue and iron red, highlighted by forest green and bright yellow, which takes the place of gilding. A pair of long-tailed songbirds fly amid the flowers of an imaginary garden that rises above the garden fence. As is traditional with Dutch pancake plates, the scene covers the entire surface. There is no decorative border. The effect is marvelous!
    This pair of plates was made in the Netherlands circa 1780.

    Dimensions: 8.85″ in diameter x 1″ deep

    Condition: Excellent with very small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Delft Cows 18th Century Made De Porceleyne Lampetkan Netherlands Circa 1785


    This beautiful pair of cows was made around 1785 in the city of Delft.
    Since the late seventeenth century, Dutch Delft cows have adorned mantelpieces, furniture, and window sills. They were always produced in pairs, with their heads turned towards each other and their tongues lapping.
    This pair of cows are hand-painted with lavish floral garlands draped around their necks and backs. The garlands are painted in polychrome colors: yellow, orange, blue, green, and purple. Their hooves are painted purple, their horns yellow. Their tails wrap around their bodies. They stand on rectangular “grassy” bases. Both cows are marked on the underside with LPK in underglaze iron-red.

    Dimensions: 6.5″ long x 3″ wide x 6″ tall

    Condition: Some excellent invisible restoration

  • Pair Dutch Delft Dishes Hand Painted 18th Century Celebrating the Dutch Republic


    This pair of Delft dishes was hand-painted in the Netherlands in the 18th century circa 1780. We see a lion and the motto Nu Rust ik Veilig, “Now I Rest Safe.” The lion has a happy, friendly face. He is a symbol of the Netherlands. The words above him refer to the formation of the Dutch Republic. The seven arrows held together in the lion’s paw symbolize cooperation between the seven provinces of the Netherlands. Individually, the provinces were vulnerable, but together in the Dutch Republic, they became strong. The dish is painted in the polychrome colors of 18th-century Delft. The lion is painted in manganese. He rests on a moss-green grassy ground. The border is decorated with apples painted yellow and iron-red.

    Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″tall

    Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

  • Pair Massive Delft Jars Hand Painted in Polychrome Decoration Netherlands C-1880


    Massive jars like these were luxury items made to be displayed in the most important showplace in the home.
    The jars have Dutch Delft polychrome decoration and a traditional octagonal shape with a ribbed surface. The ribbing adds life to the design as light plays over the ribbed surface. We see panels showing a basket overflowing with flowers as well as flowers rising waterside. The scenes are hand-painted in a polychrome Delft palette of rich colors: green, blue, purple, iron-red, and yellow. The colors are exquisite! The creamy white background gives airiness to the composition and makes the colors stand out. The shoulder of each jar is decorated with cross-hatched “diamonds” and more floral decoration. The covers are topped by a beautiful pair of traditional lion finials.
    This pair of Delft polychrome jars were made circa 1880 using colors and techniques that first appeared in Delft pottery as early as the late sixteenth century.

    Dimensions: 28.5″ tall x 13.5″ at the widest point

    Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Dutch Delft Jars Hand-Painted in Traditional Polychrome Colors


    Looking at these jars, we see a lush garden with peacocks and stylized flowers in full bloom. There are five large peacocks! This pair of Dutch Delft jars is hand-painted in the traditional Delft polychrome colors of iron-red, manganese, moss green, and cobalt blue, with accents of bright yellow. This beautiful color combination was inspired by the arrival in Europe in the late 17th century of Chinese Famille Verte porcelain. The jars’ ribbed bodies sit on traditional octagonal bases. The ribbing adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surfaces. A proud lion finial surmounts each cover. The jars date to the late 19th century or early 20th century.

    Dimensions: 15″ tall x 7″ wide x 4.25″across the base.          Condition: Excellent

  • Pair Large Delft Mantle Vases Painted in Polychrome Colors


    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

  • Dutch Delft Garniture Five Pieces Polychrome Made Circa 1880


    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

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


    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

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


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


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