Blue and White Antique Dutch Delft Plate Made circa 1820


We are pleased to offer this blue and white Dutch Delft plate made by and with the mark of “The Claw,” circa 1820. The design is exuberant. In the center, we see a vase overflowing with ferns, a sunflower, and other flowers. A naive and charming design of flowers and trailing vines decorates the wide border.

Dimensions: 9.25″ diameter
Condition: Excellent

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Background of Dutch Delft

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 a clear glaze, which gave depth to the fired surface and smoothness to cobalt blues. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By about 1650, the potters and painters’ technical skills were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.


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