Large Blue and White Delft Charger Hand Painted at The Axe Holland Circa 1770


This large blue and white charger was hand painted at De Porcelene Bijl* “The Axe” circa 1770.
The center of the charger is filled with a lovely flowering plant.
We see flowers in full bloom intertwined with buds and leaves, displaying nature’s cycle of life and renewal.
The border has ten shaped panels, each enclosing a single flower, a bud, and leaves.
The pattern includes several shades of blue, giving it depth and visual interest.
The white edge of the charger is cut in a fabulous lobed pattern that complements the painted decoration. This white edge is accented by a thin blue line.
The design is dynamic and beautiful!
The underside of the charger shows the mark of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”.

Dimensions: 13.75″ diameter

Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

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Background of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”

Founded in Delft in 1657 the factory produced Delft pottery until 1803.

Background of Delft

The Delft industry in the Netherlands began in Antwerp in the 15th century.
Protestant artisans forced to leave Antwerp due to religious pressure migrated to the northern Netherlands in the 16th century and established the pottery industry primarily in Delft.
The pottery makers in Delft began producing tin glazed earthenware in Chinese porcelain style to fill the market void caused by a war in China. As a result, the Delft pottery industry became very successful and eventually had a range of styles, including European subjects and original styles. At its peak, the city of Delft had almost 40 factories making Delftware.

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