Antique Dutch Delft Charger Made Circa 1780


This lovely Delft charger shows a hand-painted scene with a seated young lady holding a horn of plenty. Dressed in cobalt blue, she is surrounded by iron red flowers with forest green leaves. The image is a traditional joyous symbol of harvest and abundance. The polychrome colors work together perfectly to create a beautiful scene. The charger’s wide border is filled with similar flowers, leaves, and scrolling vines.

Dimensions:13.35″ in diameter x 2″ tall

Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

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Background of Delft

The origins of Delft are found in the Middle East. Tin ash was used in a glaze for pottery as early as the 9th century in Mesopotamia. Using white glaze over a dark or buff-colored pottery body created a “canvas” on which painters could show brilliant colors that did not appear well on the earlier pottery’s darker bodies.

Background of Polychrome Delft

Beginning in the last quarter of the 16th century, Italian artisans introduced tin-glazed pottery painted in polychrome colors into the Netherlands. The defining characteristics of this pottery are a paste that is cream to light buff-colored and decoration that includes geometric, floral, figural, and Chinese motifs painted in iron-red (orange), blue, green, and yellow.


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