A PAIR OF DELFT VASES AS LAMPS

A PAIR OF DELFT VASES AS LAMPS

c. 1850 Netherlands

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A very fine pair of highly decorative Dutch delft vases now mounted as lamps, potted in the so called 'knobble' form these vases have some semblance of the popular tulip, strongly referring to the Dutch trade in tulips. These vases have a unusual glaze which is predominantly blue and white with coloured zones of orange and green with highlighted flower heads in yellow. Now mounted as lamps on hexagonal water gilded bases.

Height to light fitting 52cm
Delftware, or Delft pottery, denotes blue and white pottery made in and around Delft in the Netherlands and the tin-glazed pottery made in the Netherlands from the 16th century.

Delftware in the latter sense is a type of pottery in which a white glaze is applied, usually decorated with metal oxides. Delftware includes pottery objects of all descriptions such as plates, vases, ornaments and tiles.
The use of marl, a type of clay rich in calcium compounds, allowed the Dutch potters to refine their technique and to make finer items. The usual clay body of Delftware was a blend of three clays, one local, one from Tournai and one from the Rhineland.

From about 1615, the potters began to coat their pots completely in white tin glaze instead of covering only the painting surface and coating the rest with clear ceramic glaze. They then began to cover the tin-glaze with clear glaze, which gave depth to the fired surface and smoothness to cobalt blues, ultimately creating a good resemblance to porcelain.
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Height 52.00 cm (20.47 inches)
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