Pair of Blue and White Delft Jars



A pair of early 20th century Dutch Delft blue and white jars painted in cobalt blue showing scenes in panels.

The panels alternate scenes: one showing a young woman with a basket of flowers standing before a pagoda, the other showing a garden with a flowering tree and a garden fence. The cover of each jar is topped by a traditional bird and ball finial.

These large jars would add beauty to any collection of blue and white.


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. 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 circa 1650 the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.


H 18.5 in. x Dm 8.75 in.




$3,800 for the pair

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