Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Hand Painted Mid 18th Century

$1,430.00

With only a hovering songbird, a large peony, and a pair of butterflies, the artist has captured a moment in time. The exquisite garden scene fills the center of the charger and spills over onto the border, where we see two butterflies and three flower sprigs. The entire scene is hand painted in two tones of underglaze blue. The blue painted edge frames the scene. Dimensions: 13.5″ diameter x 1.5″ height Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored, the edge blue touched in.

With only a hovering songbird, a large peony, and a pair of butterflies, the artist has captured a moment in time.
The exquisite garden scene fills the center of the charger and spills over onto the border, where we see two butterflies and three flower sprigs.
The entire scene is hand painted in two tones of underglaze blue.
The blue painted edge frames the scene.
Dimensions: 13.5″ diameter x 1.5″ height
Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored, the edge blue touched in.
Price: $1,430
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.