Pair of Antique Delft Blue and White Vases

$22,500.00

1 in stock

Description

We found a great pair of large, early Dutch Delft vases from the beginning of the 18th century, made between 1700 and 1720. These outstanding vases are decorated with chinoiserie scenes of warriors and noblemen. The detail and quality of the painting is exceptional.

Looking at these vases the viewer is transported into the world portrayed on the vases. We see a warrior with bow and arrow on horseback, an armored horseman, and a nobleman with his retinue.

Dimensions

H 22 in. x W 9.5 in.

9.5 inches W across the widest point

7.75 inches W at the base

Condition

Excellent

Price

$22,500

Background

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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