Pair Blue and White Delft Vases Hand Painted 18th Century Circa 1770 Netherlands


This large pair of blue and white Dutch Delft vases were hand painted in beautiful deep cobalt blue. They were made in The Netherlands in the 18th century, circa 1770.
The main body of each vase is fully decorated with six cartouches, three showing birds and three showing flowers.
In addition, the bulbous mouth of each vase is decorated with scrolling vines and flowers.
The neck and the top edge are decorated with designs of stiff leaves.

Dimensions: 16.25″ tall x 7″ wide. The base measures 5.75″.
Condition: Excellent with small edge chips invisibly restored

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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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