Scroll down Go back to all objects

A pair of dishes

Representing allegory ‘Architecture’

Origin: Delft (mixed techniques)


Date: Circa 1740

Dimensions: Diameter 33,5 cm

Provenance: One ex. A.C. Beeling, Leeuwarden AND one ex. sale Frederik Muller & Cie, 30 nov. 1920, lot 288.


These dishes are notable for their particularly successful combination of a decor in blue, symbolizing architecture, with a richly decorated border, which is partly executed in black and yellow, two exceptional colors for Delft earthenware.

In a certain sense these chargers are a pair, but not a pair in the true meaning, where the decoration on the flat is mirrored. This is typical for Delft: the decoration was applied using a pierced pattern sheet, through which pigments were blown, which left the outlines of the design on the item; it was however too expensive to work with mirrored patterns as well.


Request more information