Large Blue and White Dutch Delft Jar Made Early 18th Century, Circa 1710-1720

$1,160.00

This blue and white Delft jar was made in the Netherlands in the early 18th century, circa 1710-1720. The jar is covered in a gorgeous light green-blue glaze traditional to some early Dutch Delft. The style of painting is derived from Kangxi era Chinese wares with decorative patterns carefully delineated. The Chinoiserie decoration shows floral and geometric images and a Dutch interpretation of the “cracked ice” effect found on contemporary blue and white Chinese porcelains. The effect is dramatic and beautiful.

Dimensions: 19.5″ tall x 9.75″ at widest point

Condition: Good, with restoration to the jar’s collar and the cover’s edge.

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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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