Antique Dutch Delft Punch Bowl with a Rare Green Ground


A large Dutch delft bowl made at the “De Paauw” factory in the mid-18th century. The outside of the bowl has heart shaped panels decorated with strong orange and cobalt flowers set against a beautiful green ground.

The use of green as the color for the ground is quite rare in 18th century delft. The well of the bowl is decorated with a large plant with blue stems and orange flowers. This special bowl is truly a work of art.


H 5.5 in. x Dm 12 in.


Very good. Small edge frits invisibly restored, slight scratching to well of bowl.




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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