Three Blue and White Delft Plates Hand Painted 18th Century Netherlands


These three breathtaking Dutch Delft plates, made in the late 18th century, are truly a testament to the artistry and skill of their creators. The intricate garden scene, featuring a hint of a fence in the background and an abundance of beautiful blooming flowers, buds, and leaves, is expertly hand painted in a vibrant cobalt blue. The bold border, adorned with flower bulbs and leaves, creates a continuous band that elegantly frames the central scene. The traditional yellow slip paint along the edge enhances the depth and beauty of the cobalt blue decorating the plate.

Dimensions: 9.25″ x 1.25″ tall

Condition: Excellent

With a rich history dating back to the late 16th century, Dutch Delft is renowned for its wide range of styles and high-quality products, and these three plates are a shining example of the tradition’s finest work.

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Background of 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 covered 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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