Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes in Our Collection of 18th Century Delft

$5,600.00

Description

Antique Blue and White Delft Dishes in Our Collection of 18th Century Delft

Eleven antique blue and white Dutch Delft dishes showing a variety of traditional scenes including a deer in the forest, bouquets of flowers, and gardens overflowing with peonies (see images). The decoration on each dish in the group is painted in vibrant delft cobalt blue. Each dish has a yellow/orange slip painted edge.

The group could set a table, or be placed on a wall, or in a cabinet. We have in the shop several additional dishes of this style if you would like to add to or make changes to this group.

Dimensions

diameters range from 8.5 to 9 inches

Condition

Excellent

Price

$5,600 for the group of eleven delft dishes

We also have a second group of delft blue and white dishes and a group of delft blue and white large chargers.

Background

The technique of making Delft was first described in writing by Gerrit Paape in “The Delft Pottery Maker” written in 1794 and 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 completely in white tin glaze. They then began to cover the white tin-glaze with clear glaze, which gave depth to the fired surface and smoothness to cobalt blues. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By circa 1650 the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.


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