Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars
Antique Blue and White Delft Jars

Antique Blue and White Delft Jars

c. 1830 Netherlands

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US$3,400 usd
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A lovely Pair of Antique Blue and White Delft Jars. The covered jars are ribbed  with panels painted in a soft cobalt blue showing a Dutch village. At the sides of each scene are lush peonies., and below each scene are scrolling vines.
Each vase is topped by a traditional cobalt blue foo lion finial (foo lions were traditional protectors of the home). The jars were made in Delft, Netherlands circa 1830.

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 center for this type of pottery which is known today as "Delft".

This pair of Dutch Delft vases  is decorative, has  wonderful finials, and would look great on a mantle. It would make a great addition to any collection of Blue and White.
Excellent
Dimensions
Height 15.00 inch (38.10 cm)
Diameter 6.75 inch (17.14 cm)
Medium
Delft
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