Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish
Antique Blue and White Delft Dish

Antique Blue and White Delft Dish

c. 1760 Netherlands

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An intricate chinoiserie blue and white Dutch Delft dish painted in cobalt blue showing a garden scene with a long tailed bird perched on a branch of a plum tree, an oversized peony, rockwork, and a garden fence. The lovely design of the bird in the garden is further enhanced by a blue pie crust circle.
What makes this dish so lovely is the composition of the elements: the way the artist placed the bird clearly in the upper left juxtaposed by the garden fence in the lower right.
The border of the dish is filled with large peonies set against scrolling vines. The dish has a lovely scalloped edge.
The back of the plate has the factory mark LPKAM in use from 1756-1778, for the De Porceleyne Lampetkan factory which produced Dutch Delft from 1637-1811.
History:
Delft is a type of earthenware which is low fired pottery and is porous unless sealed with a glaze. The delft glaze is essentially a very thin layer of glass deposited on the surface of the piece and fused to it when fired in the kiln.
Over 1000 years ago, potters in the Middle East discovered that by adding 10-15 percent white tin ash to the glaze they were able to create an opaque white surface which would be more conducive to decoration with colors than the original brown clay body. The use of white glaze over a dark or buff colored pottery body created a "canvas" on which painters could now show brilliant colors which did not show up well on the darker bodies of the earlier pottery. In the middle ages potters took the technique to Spain and Italy. In the third quarter of the 16th century the technique spread to Holland and England. During this period the city of Delft became the premiere centre for this type of pottery which is known today as Delft.
The technique of making Delft was first described by Gerrit Paape in "The 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. The Delft potters began to coat their pots completely in white tin glaze. They then began to cover the white tin-glaze with clear glaze, which gave depth to the fired surface and smoothness to cobalt blues. 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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Excellent. edge frits invisibly restored.
Dimensions
Height 1.25 inch (3.17 cm)
Diameter 9.00 inch (22.86 cm)
Medium
Delftware
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