Large Dutch Delft Blue and White Charger Made circa 1770.
WHY WE LOVE IT:
The intense cobalt blue We are proud to offer this outstanding Dutch delft blue and white charger made by “The Claw”, circa 1770.
The entire surface of the charger is filled with designs inspired by Chinese porcelains from the 17th and early 18th centuries. The central scene shows a crane standing in water surrounded by flowers and a pair of butterflies. In Chinese tradition a crane is a symbol of long life. The double borders show peacock feathers and flowers in panels. The rims are scalloped. An almost identical pair of chargers can be found in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Bloomfield Collection 1882-773, 775 For an image and further discussion of these chargers see: E Schaap: “Delft Ceramics at the Philadelphia Museum of Art” pg 76 and 77.
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