Large Blue and White Delft Vase


This large Delft vase is painted in tones of blue and white. We see four alternating panels. Two panels show a songbird in the garden of a flowering fruit tree. The other two panels show a man on a bridge calling up to his lover in the window of a pagoda. This vase would be perfect for flowers.

Dimensions: 13.75″ x 7.5″ across the top x 6″ across the base.

Condition: Excellent

Out of stock

Background of Delft

The technique of making Delft was first described in writing by Gerrit Paape in “The Delft Pottery Maker,” written in 1794 and dedicated to Lambertus Sanderus, the owner of De Porceleyne Claeuw (The Porcelain Claw). Delft faience began in the 17th century. Much of the most beautiful Delft was produced in the Dutch city of Delft. The Delft potters began to coat their pots thoroughly in a white tin glaze. They then covered the white tin-glaze with a clear glaze, giving depth to the fired surface and smoothness to cobalt blues. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By circa 1650, the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.


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