Dutch Delft Charger Hand Painted Polychrome Colors 18th Century Holland C-1780


This antique Dutch Delft charger is hand painted in a vibrant array of polychrome hues, including cobalt blue, green, yellow, iron red, ochre, and manganese purple.
We see a beautiful flower-filled garden featuring a willow tree with a purple trunk and ochre leaves, a single large flower with green and red leaves, a garden fence painted in purple with yellow posts outlined in red, and rockwork painted in a vibrant blue.
The palette of colors is harmonious.
The bright blue rockwork enhances all the other colors of the scene.
The effect is beautiful!

Dimensions: 14.25″ diameter

Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

In stock

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.


We offer FREE shipping to the continental United States. For orders shipping outside the continental US, please email admin@bardith.com for a shipping quote.

Buyer Protection Guarantee: your purchase will arrive as described.

Questions? Contact us.