Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand Painted Circa 1800


Made in the Netherlands circa 1800, this antique blue and white Dutch Delft charger has beautiful cobalt blue coloring. The center shows a garden with large flowers and buds, a leafy tree, and a garden fence. The bright cobalt blue is splendid on the bright white tin glaze background. The border is filled with an all-around floral design.

Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter

Condition: Excellent

In stock

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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