18th Century English
Large Dish with Blue Flowers

Delft blue and dish, painted with flowers within the rim bands of further flowers
Diameter: 15 1/3 inches (39cm)


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Delftware is also known as Delft Blue, was originally a general term for blue and white pottery made in the city of Delft in the Netherlands.

English Delftware in a tin-glazed pottery made in the British Isles between about 1550 and the late 18th century. The main centres of production were London, Bristol and Liverpool. Large decorative dishes, such as this, were often called chargers are were popular. As illustrated here, they included the most ambitious painting, often stretching the artists to the edge of their capabilities.