Blue and White Delft Charger Made Netherlands Circa 1770

$1,160.00

This blue and white Dutch Delft charger was hand-painted circa 1770. The center of the charger is decorated with a large flower. Beyond the center, we see two circles of tulip buds, leaves and scrolling vines. The vibrant cobalt blue decoration draws your eye from the center outward.

Dimensions: diameter 13.35″

Condition: Very Good (with small edge chips invisibly restored)

In stock

Background of Delft

The technique of making Delft was first described in writing by Gerrit Paape in “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. First, 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 the fired surface depth. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By about 1650, the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.


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