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


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

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Background of Delft

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 most beautiful 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 covered the white tin-glaze with a clear glaze, giving 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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