A pair of antique blue and white Dutch Delft dishes painted in the center with a garden scene featuring a bird atop a dark blue scholar’s rock. Around the bird we see flowers and behind it a garden fence. Made in the in the Netherlands in the early 19th century.
H 1.13 in. x Dm 9.13 in.
Excellent. Small edge frits invisibly restored.
$900 for the pair
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 finest delft was produced in the Dutch city of Delft. The Delft potters began to coat their pots completely in white tin glaze. They then began to cover the white tin-glaze with clear glaze, which gave depth to the fired surface and smoothness to cobalt blues. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By about 1650 the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved and Delft began its golden age.
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