Pair of Large Blue and White Delft Jars Made Belgium Circa 1880
This pair of large Delft jars has a traditional blue flower decoration painted on a white tin-glaze ground. Each jar is painted, showing beautiful flowers. The shoulders and cover were also decorated in a traditional style with floral panels separated by “diamonds.” The jars were made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium. Belgium was part of The Netherlands until 1831, and many of the early workers at Boch Frères Keramis were hired away from Dutch Delft factories. Begun in 1844, Boch Frères Keramis won a gold medal at the exhibition of the Belgian industry In 1847. The underside of each vase is marked. From the marks, we date the vases to circa 1890.
Dimensions: Height 16.5″ x diameter at the widest point 7.5″ x diameter at the base 5″.