A fine late 18th century tall trumpet shaped vase C1785 – SOLD
A fine late 18th century Delft blue and white trumpet shaped vase, newly converted; on an octagonal base with the central panel depicting a traditional elegant Chinese woman in a stylized garden .The panel is framed by a raised floral motif.
in good condition . C1790
Height 13″ or 33cm
Base 6.50″ or 16.50 cm
Delftware is a tin glaze pottery, mostly produced in the city of Delft in the Netherlands, as a cheaper alternative to Chinese porcelain.
During the Dutch Golden Age the Dutch East India Company imported millions of pieces of Chinese porcelain in the early 17th century, which only the wealthiest could afford.
Eventually the Dutch potters invented a white tin glaze, which imitated porcelain, which in turn was decorated with a cobalt oxide, producing a wonderful fresh blue. It was as hugely popular then as it is today.