An 18th century blue and white Dutch delft small charger painted in deep cobalt blue. In the centre of the dish is a roundel with a single flower head. Circling the centre are scrolling vines, and three rings of tulips and tulip bulbs. This eye catching design would be a nice addition to an existing collection of blue and white.
H 1.5 in. x Dm 10.25 in.
Excellent. Small edge frits invisibly restored.
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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