Circa 1780 Netherlands

18th Century Polychrome Delft Pottery Garlic Neck Vase


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Height 14 1/2 inches (37 cm)
Width 7 inches (17.75 cm)
Depth 7 inches (17.75 cm)

An 18th century Delft pottery garlic neck vase, with polychrome glazed decoration in the chinoiserie manner upon a white ground. With makers marks to the underside.

Delft Pottery is a general term used for Dutch made tin-glazed earthenwares. It is a form of faience. It predominantly deploys blue and white glazed and the city of Delft in the Netherlands was its major centre of production. Yet the term covers pottery wares with other colours, and made elsewhere.

Delftware is a form of of tin-glazed earthenware where a white glaze is applied and decorated with metal oxides, in particular cobalt oxide which gives the usual rich blue and can withstand high firing temperatures, thus allowing it to be applied under the glaze.  It is also part of the worldwide family of blue and white pottery to use variations of the plant-based decoration first developed in fourteenth century Chinese porcelain.

Delftware includes objects of all descriptions including vases, plates, figurines and other ornamental forms and  especially tiles. This art dates back to circa 1600. By the mid-seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Delftware became a major industry, exporting all over Europe.

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