Blue and White Dutch Delft Charger Netherlands Circa 1780 Chinoiserie Design


Made in the factory of “The Axe” circa 1780, this blue and white Delft charger shows a lovely chinoiserie garden scene hand-painted in cobalt blue.
In the center, we see a pine tree, a garden fence, and a large peony.
The border is decorated with a delicate scrolling vine.
The edge is painted with traditional ochre colored slip.
The charger’s underside has the “The Axe” mark in underglaze blue.

Dimensions: 13.75″ in diameter x 2″ deep

Condition: Excellent with slight edge frits 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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