Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors
Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors

Pair of Dutch Delft Vases in Imari Style Colors

c. 1720 Netherlands

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This pair of vases was made by the prestigious Dutch Delft factory De Grieksche A (The Greek A). Each vase is marked on the bottom with marks in use for De Grieksche A between 1703-1722.
The vases feature a beautiful scene showing songbirds in a flowering garden. The style of the vases is shaped by Japanese Imari porcelains.
What makes these vases so wonderful are the soft yet vibrant colors of the garden,
and the way the birds are positioned on the branches were they seem to be singing to each other.
The borders show orange chrysanthemums and blue scrolling leaves.
Dimensions 7.5 inches tall x 4.25 inches across the base
Condition: Excellent
Price $4800
Japanese Imari porcelains reached the Netherlands in the mid-17th century. They became very popular and inspired Delft potters to emulate their colorful designs. In particular, delft potters began experimenting with various color and firing techniques to achieve the Japanese style.
Low temperature firing of enamel colors (petit feu) was one technique that allowed Delft potters to expand their color palette. This technique was first used in the beginning of the eighteenth century. It requires three firings, allowing the potter to use colors that could not withstand the high temperatures in the kiln during the second firing (grand feu). With the low temperature colors on top of the glaze, the objects were fired again at a lower temperature.
Sets of birds on branches, prunus, bamboo pines and banded hedges were particularly popular in Delft designs of this time period. All these elements can be seen in this pair of vases.
"For more information Petit Feu Delftware see {Decorations in “Petit Feu” Colors} by Aronson Antiquairs.
Excellent. very small edge frits invisibly restored.
Dimensions
Height 7.75 inch (19.68 cm)
Diameter 4.25 inch (10.79 cm)
Medium
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