Delft Plate Hand Painted Polychrome Colors Netherlands Circa 1800


This hand painted Dutch Delft plate features a lovely flower-filled vase painted with vibrant hues of lemon yellow, blue, iron red, and purple.
The bright yellow blossom captures your attention.
Stretching gracefully across the center are four delicate blue flowers, accompanied by a solitary iron red bloom, all elegantly framed by light green leaves on purple branches.
The effect is beautiful.
Circling the center is a band of yellow decorated with blue flowers and green leaves.
The border is decorated with dashes of purple set against a backdrop of lemon yellow.

Dimensions: 9″ diameter

Condition: Excellent with minor edge frits invisibly restored

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Background of Delft

The origins of Delft are found in the Middle East. Tin ash was used in a glaze for pottery as early as the 9th century in Mesopotamia. Using white glaze over a dark or buff-colored pottery body created a “canvas” on which painters could show brilliant colors that did not appear well on the earlier pottery’s darker bodies.

Background of Polychrome Delft

Beginning in the last quarter of the 16th century, Italian artisans introduced tin-glazed pottery painted in polychrome colors into the Netherlands. The defining characteristics of this pottery are a paste that is cream to light buff-colored and decoration that includes geometric, floral, figural, and Chinese motifs painted in iron-red (orange), blue, green, and yellow.


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