Pair of Large Dutch Delft Blue and White Jars


Painted in the 500 year tradition of Dutch Delft, this pair of Dutch Delft blue and white jars feature a pair of beautiful quails under a wild profusion of flowers. The color of the vases is a fabulous deep cobalt blue. The decoration is exquisite. The ribbed body rises from a traditional octagonal base decorated with acanthus leaves in panels. The covers are decorated with flowers and topped with a traditional round knop.                         Dimensions: 20″ tall x 10″ diameter at widest point                         Condition: Excellent

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Background of Dutch 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 began to cover 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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