Massive Pair Delft Blue and White Ginger Jars Made Late 19th-Early 20th Century


We are pleased to offer this pair of massive antique Dutch Delft blue and white ginger jars; painted with panels showing birds amid a wild profusion of flowers the vases are beautifully shaped and ribbed. Around the panels are scrolling vines and flower heads. The artist painted using cobalt blue in a variety of tones which together enlivens the scenes in the panels. The shoulders have smaller panels decorated with single flowers. Each cover is topped by a traditional foo lion knop.

Dimensions: 24.5″ tall x 14″ diameter at the widest point

Condition: Excellent

Background of Delft

The technique of making Delft was first described in writing by Gerrit Paape in “The Delft Pottery Maker” written in 1794. Dedicated to Lambertus Sanderus, the owner of De Porceleyne Claeuw (The Porcelain Claw). Delft faience began in the 17th century. By about 1650 the technical skills of the  potters and painters were much  improved, and Delft began its golden age.