We are happy to present this lovely hand painted Dutch delft blue and white charger. It is fully decorated in deep cobalt blue with tulips and other flowers. Two songbirds face one another across the center. This is a traditional 18th century Dutch delft hand painted design, which would be a lovely addition to a collection of blue and white delft or used as a blue and white focal point in any room.
H 2 in. x Dm 13.75 in.
Excellent. Tiny edge frits invisibly restored.
Background of 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 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.