Large Blue and White Delft Jar Made Belgium Circa 1890
This large Delft jar has a traditional bird and flower decoration painted on a white tin-glazed ground. We see birds in a garden of beautiful flowers. The design on the shoulders and cover is classic Delft, with panels decorated with blue flowers on white ground separated by blue background decorated with leaves and vines. A traditional lion finial tops the cover. The jar is octagonal with a light pink tone as the white tin glaze was painted in a way that lets a bit of the underlying clay show through. Made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium.
Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831. Many of the early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of Belgian industry in 1847. The underside of the jar is marked. From the marks, we date the jar to circa 1890.
Dimensions: 23.5″ tall x 11″ across x 6.1 across the base
Condition: Excellent with some faint lines in the glaze from the making.