Blue and White Dutch Delft Hand Painted Charger and Four Plates Made 1780-1800


This lovely group of hand painted blue and white Dutch Delft plates features scenes traditional to 18th century Delft.
Each plate is painted in cobalt blue with a traditional yellow or ochre painted edge.
In the group’s center, we see a large charger showing an oriental-style country house, and nearby a pine tree in a large field.
The charger’s wide border has twelve panels, each with a single leaf or flower bud.
Three of the four dishes around the charger show garden scenes, and the fourth, the top dish, shows a stag resting in a forest clearing.

Dimensions: The charger measures 13.75″ in diameter. The four plates each measure 9″ in 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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