Dutch Delft Charger Hand Painted 18th Century Circa 1770


This antique Dutch Delft charger was made in the 18th century, circa 1770. It features a beautiful flower-filled garden hand painted in beautiful polychrome colors. We see a single large, bright yellow peony, other flowers painted in shades of purple, flower buds painted red, green leaves, a pierced rock painted deep cobalt blue, and the garden fence painted red and yellow. The border of the charger is decorated with a ring of flower buds in purple and red with green leaves. The overall effect is lovely!

Dimensions: 12.25 diameter x 1.75″ tall

Condition: Excellent with slight 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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