Blue and White Delft Jars and Vases 18th and 19th Centuries 3 pairs 4 Singles


This collection of exquisite blue and white Dutch Delft jars and vases spans the 18th and 19th centuries. The largest is 23.5″ tall, and the smallest is 10.5″ tall. Five of the items are 18th century. The two largest jars were made in the late 19th century. The total price for the group is $21,060.

1) Made circa 1780, this 18th century Dutch Delft vase was hand painted with floral decoration of flowers and scrolling vines. A beautiful deep cobalt blue covers most of the surface. The vase has a traditional Dutch Delft shape; an octagonal base rising to the main body, a slim neck ending in a flower bulb shape, and an everted mouth. Dimensions: 10.5″ tall x 4.75″ diameter Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored Price: $1,480

2) Pair Blue and White Delft Vases Hand Painted 18th Century circa 1770 Netherlands This large pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases were hand painted in beautiful deep cobalt blue. They were made in The Netherlands in the 18th century, circa 1770. The main body of each vase is fully decorated with six cartouches, three showing birds and three showing flowers. In addition, the flower bulb-shaped mouth of each vase is decorated with scrolling vines and flowers. Finally, the neck and the top edge are decorated with designs of stiff leaves. Dimensions: 16.25″ tall x 7″ wide. The base measures 5.75″. Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

3) Antique Delft Blue and White Jar Made by The Claw Netherlands Circa 1790 This hand-painted jar and cover from circa 1790 boast beautiful Dutch Delft floral artwork. The intricate design features a stunning array of blooms and vines in deep and medium cobalt blue. The shoulders of the jar are adorned with lappets filled with flower heads, and its octagonal form is topped with a simple, deep blue knop. Dimensions: 12.75″ tall x 6″ at widest point x 4.75″ across base Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored Price: $960

4) Pair Blue and White Delft Jars Hand Painted 18th Century Netherlands, Circa 1780 This pair of 18th-century Delft jars has a lovely distinctive style taken from nature. The cobalt blue designs are hand-painted. We see a young woman seated in a garden. Budding peonies and a songbird surround her, and a majestic stag evokes a sense of wonder and enchantment as if you were peering into a fairy tale. The lovely flower-form skirts on the tops add sophistication and elegance to the overall appearance of the jars. The lobed shape of the jars adds life to the decoration as light plays over the curving surface. Everything works together to create a beautiful effect. The underglaze blue “in the factory” mark “10,” and the paper label for the Thomazeau Collection provide authenticity and provenance. Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 7.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5″ diameter at the base, Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored Price: $ 3,820

5) Pair Blue and White Delft Mantle Jars Hand Painted Netherlands, Circa 1770 This pair of Dutch Delft mantle jars show a delightful rococo scene hand-painted on blue and white Delft. We see a pair of cows resting in a fenced area with a flock of birds in the sky, the background fields, and mountains. The finial on the cover is in the form of the traditional spotted lion. Dimensions: 14.5″ tall x 6.5″ diameter at the widest point x 4″ diameter at the base. Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored Price: $2,800 6) Large Blue and White Delft Jar Made in Belgium Circa 1890  Price: $2700

6) This large Delft jar has a traditional bird and flower decoration painted on a white tin-glazed ground. The decoration captures the beauty of a garden with birds amidst a sea of vibrant flowers. The design on the shoulders and cover is a classic Delft style. We see panels decorated with blue flowers on white ground, separated by a blue background adorned with delicate leaves and vines. The traditional lion finial on the cover adds a regal touch to the piece. The jar’s octagonal shape and light pink tone add an elegant touch. Made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium, this jar was created by skilled artisans from a factory that has a rich history. Boch Frères Keramis was established in 1844 and won a gold medal at the Exhibition of Belgian Industry in 1847. The jar is marked on the underside, allowing us to date it to circa 1900. It is an imposing piece. Dimensions: 23.5″ tall x 11″ across x 6.1″ across the base Condition: Excellent, with some faint lines in the glaze from the making Price: $2,800

7) Very Large Blue and White Delft Jar Belgium circa 1880 This fabulous Delft jar is painted with traditional deep cobalt blue on a tin-glazed ground. The jar has six panels, alternating between flowers in a basket and ferns with scrolling vines. Large blue lappets decorate the shoulders and cover. The jar was made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium, circa 1880. Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831, and many early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of the Belgian industry In 1847. The underside of the vase is marked BFK. Dimensions: Height 19.5″ x 9.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5.5″ diameter at the base Condition: Excellent Price: $2,800

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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 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 began to cover 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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