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

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Background of Hugo Brouwer

Hugo Brouwer (active 1760–1788) at The Dreye Porceleyne Flesschen (The Thee Porcelain Bottles) factory. Ref: C.H.De Jonge “Delft Ceramics” On page 126 De Jonge states “Hugo Brouwer signed his work with his initials HB”. The mark can be found on page 157. Ref: A fruit dish made by Hugo Brouwer is in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum Accession number 94.4.341.


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