Pair Very Large Blue and White Delft Jars Belgium Circa 1880
This fabulous pair of Delft jars are painted with traditional deep cobalt blue decoration on a white tin-glaze ground. Each jar has eight panels showing beautiful flowers flowing from rockwork. Large blue lappets decorate the shoulders and cover. The jars were made by Boch Frères Keramis in La Louvière, Belgium circa 1880. 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 BFK.
Dimensions: Height 22.5″ x 10.5″ diameter at the widest point x 6″ diameter at the base