Set Four Antique Blue and White Delft Plates Circa 1760-1770


This set of four antique Delft blue and white plates was hand painted in the Netherlands circa 1760-1770.
The size of the plates is rare, somewhat larger than the more common 9″ diameter antique Dutch Delft plates.
They measure 10.25″ in diameter.
The decoration is exquisite!
In the center, we see a traditional Dutch image of a vase overflowing with beautiful flowers and ferns.
The border has five panels, each showing a single vase filled with pieces of fruit against a background of leaves.
The panels are separated by decoration showing a flower face and leaves against a dark blue ground.

Dimensions: 10.25″ in diameter

Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

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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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