Set of Two Blue and White Delft Chargers Hand Painted at The Axe Holland C-1770


This set of two blue and white chargers was hand painted at De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe” circa 1770.
The center of each charger is filled with a lovely flowering plant.
We see flowers in full bloom intertwined with buds and leaves, displaying nature’s cycle of life and renewal.
The borders have ten shaped panels, each enclosing a single flower, a bud, and leaves.
The pattern includes several shades of blue, giving it depth and visual interest.
The white edge of each charger is cut in a fabulous lobed pattern that complements the painted decoration. This white edge is accented by a thin blue line.
The design is dynamic and beautiful!
The underside of both chargers shows the mark of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”.

Dimensions: 12.25″ diameter and 13.75″ diameter

Condition: Excellent with small edge frits invisibly restored

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Background of De Porcelene Bijl “The Axe”

Founded in Delft in 1657 the factory produced Delft pottery until 1803.

Background of Delft

The technique of making Delft was first described in writing by Gerrit Paape in “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. First, the Delft potters began to coat their pots thoroughly in a white tin glaze. They then covered the white tin-glaze with a clear glaze, giving the fired surface depth. Over time they created a good resemblance to porcelain. By about 1650, the technical skills of the potters and painters were much improved, and Delft began its golden age.

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