Very Large Blue and White Delft Jar Belgium Circa 1880
This fabulous Delft jar is painted with traditional deep cobalt blue on a tin-glazed ground.
The jar has six panels, which alternate between flowers in a basket and ferns with scrolling vines.
Large blue lappets decorate the shoulders and cover.
The jar was 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 the vase is marked BFK.
Dimensions: Height 19.5″ x 9.25″ diameter at the widest point x 5.5″ diameter at the base