Blue and White Delft Dish Netherlands Circa 1800


At the center of this lovely hand-painted blue and white Delft dish is a traditional chinoiserie view of a garden. We see an oversized peony, a willow tree, and rockwork. The wide border shows water lilies and flower buds. The artist used cobalt blue in various shades to enhance the beauty of the design. The dish was made circa 1800.

Dimensions: 9″ diameter x 1″ height

Condition: Excellent.

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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