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The concept of sets of ornamental vases came from China. Potteries in Holland and elsewhere, particularly those at Delft, soon copied it. This plate shows the range of wares made by one particular factory. It included teapots and what appear to be spittoons (containers for spitting in). The factory has not been identified.
Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted with a garniture of vases on a yellow ground. DUTCH, made at Delft about 1760. Diameter: 25.4 cm.
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Diameter: 47.4 cm
Tin-glazed earthenware plate painted with a garniture of vases on a yellow ground. DUTCH, made at Delft about 1760
Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)
Hildyard, Robin. European Ceramics. London : V&A Publications, 1999. 144 p., ill. ISBN 185177260X
Van Dam 2004, p. 167, fig 107
Sothebys, London, 25/10/2016, lot 524
For a plate with similar yellow-ground decoration. With further references.
For a similar dish without the Chinese figures, see: D. Aronson et al, Delftware: Tangible Memories: The Mr. & Mrs. H.C. Bout collection, the Gaston de Ramaix collection and other recent acquisitions, Amsterdam 2018, cat. 89, pp. 150-151, with further references.
Tin glaze; Earthenware
Ceramics; Images Online; Earthenware; Delftware