Delft Blue Plates | Diameter 21cm

Set of 2 Porcelain Plates

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Article number W12784
Article group W6
Width 20
Category Servies
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As a showpiece or utensil, Delftware was incredibly popular in the 17th century. Meanwhile, ceramic is back in fashion, because the powerful blue of the playful designs brings an instant fresh colour accent in your home.

Start your day off right with this breakfast set. This high-quality set adds a touch of Dutch tradition to your breakfast table. The refined Delfts Blue decoration with birds and flower branches comes from 17th-century originals from earthenware bakeries De Metaale Pot and De Drie Posteleyne Astonne.

The tableware screams Dutch Glory, this makes it a perfect souvenir. 

  • Dishwasher-safe
  • Fine porcelain
  • Dutch Glory
  • Delfts Blue
  • Perfect souvenir

Delft Blue
Delft Blue, a traditional Dutch pottery, originated in the 17th century and reflects the influence of Chinese porcelain. It is now impossible to imagine Dutch households without it. But behind this typically Dutch product lies a global story. The technique of decorating pottery with tin glaze originally came from the Middle East. It reached the Netherlands at the end of the 16th century thanks to Flemish immigrants. The porcelain examples that inspired the Delft potters were brought from China by the Dutch East India Company. Later, they also looked a lot at German porcelain. Delft pottery became so sought-after that it spread all over Europe.

200 years
Delftware was produced in as many as 30 different potteries for more than 200 years. Tens of thousands of men and women worked in Delft on a product with a European appeal. A broad stratum of the Dutch population purchased it, but the best was destined for the European elite.