“Boy” Blue and White Antique Bottle

$1,200.00

An antique Dutch Delft bottle painted in underglaze blue with the word “Boy.”

For many years this type of bottle with the word “Boy” was thought to be English Delft. But recent research has determined that bottles of this kind are mid-18th century Dutch Delft. This fine example has two small loop handles on each side.

Dimensions: H 8 in. x Dm 5 in.      Condition: Excellent. Small expected edge frits.   Price: $1,200

 

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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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