Collection of Eleven Blue and White Delft Dishes

$5,200.00

Description

A collection of eleven blue and white delft dishes.

Shown here are eleven antique Dutch Delft dishes from our large collection of antique blue and white delft. All are in stock. These dishes would look great in a cabinet, placed on a table, or hung on a wall.

In the shop we have a large selection of Blue and White Delft chargers, dishes, and vases, including several groups of chargers and several groups of dishes.

Dimensions

8.75″-9″ diameter

Condition

Excellent

Price

$5,200 for the group

Background

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 finest Delft was produced in the Dutch city of Delft. The Delft potters began to coat their pots completely in white tin glaze. They then began to cover the white tin-glaze with clear glaze, which gave 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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