Pair of Delft Mantle Vases Painted In Polychrome Colors

$1,600.00

Description

A lovely pair of antique Delft vases showing a gentleman with a walking stick looking out across a river. On the other bank we see colorful houses and a church. The scene is outlined with a traditional dark blue line and topped by an oversized cobalt blue flower with a yellow center. Each vase has a traditional ball and bird finial.

These Dutch Delft mantle vases will enhance your own mantle!

Made in the last quarter of the 18th century, the bottom of each of the vases has the Dutch Delft mark of the distinguished factory “De Blompot.”

Dimensions

H 13 in. x W 6 in. x D 4.25 in.

Condition

Excellent. Small edge chips invisibly restored.

Price

$1,600

History

The technique of making Delft was first described in writing by Gerrit Paape in “The 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 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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