De Porceleyne Fles Delft very large handpainted polychrome wall plate


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Very large (37,0 x 5,6 cm) handpainted polychrome Delft wall plate / dish made in 1966 by De Porceleyne Fles in Delft, the Netherlands. The plate is painted underglaze in Delft polychrome style using red, green, yellow, blue and black colours against a cream white background. The centre decoration shows a bowl or basket filled Delft style flowers. The edge is elaborately decorated with similar but smaller flower baskets, alternated with Delft style ornaments. The decoration is elegantly painted, in the high quality that De Porceleyne Fles is known for.

The red colour is always thickly applied by De Porceleyne Fles in their polychrome style, probably to prevent this sensitive colour from burning during the firing process. It also adds some relief to the painting, which looks very nice, especially in dimmed light in the evenings.

The plate is signed on the backside with a handpainted Porceleyne Fles Delft mark, a factory batch number (678), a painter's signature (COo, from Mr. C. Oonk who worked from 1949 till 1994 at De Porceleyne Fles) and a year code (CK = 1966). There are two holes in the footring to hang the dish on a wall.

Condition: very good, the plate has no damages or defects except for a small chip near the edge on the backside and a small repaired hairline crack in the footring on the backside (see pictures). Both defects are not visible from the front side or the sides, but the price of the dish has been adjusted for this. There is very little wear to the glaze, which has a beautiful gloss. There is a very light and even crazing of the glaze, which is normal for items of De Porceleyne Fles of this age and in our view only adds character to the piece.

An impressive and very decorative Delft polychrome dish of the Porceleyne Fles, one of the largest sizes that they make. Great to hang on a wall or to display on its own in a plate stand. The sturdy perspex plate stand featured in the photos will be provided with the dish.

Made by: De Porceleyne Fles

Place of manufacture: Delft, the Netherlands

Year of manufacture: 1966

Method of decoration: handpainted (underglaze)

Size: diameter: 37,0 cm, depth: 5,6 cm

Weight: 1,56 kg

Additional pictures of the object can be provided if required.

Current catalogue price: This exact model and design is not produced anymore by De Porceleyne Fles. You can find the current prices for similar polychrome handpainted plates on the website of De Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft) here:


About De Porceleyne Fles:

De Porceleyne Fles (also known as Royal Delft) is the most renowned Delftware factory in the Netherlands that still produces handpainted Delftware today. It is the only remaining factory of the 32 earthenware factories that were established in Delft during the 17th century. Founded in 1653, it has been active without interruption for over 365 years.

The quality of the painting of De Porceleyne Fles (PF) Delftware is very high, with painters receiving many years of training before they can start painting the designs. It takes no less than ten years of training / experience to become a 'master painter', who paint the more complicated designs and landscapes / sceneries.

De Porceleyne Fles produces Delftware in a variety of styles, which include beside the well-known blue and white (Delft blue) style amongst others a polychrome style, an imari style (Pijnacker), a green style (Delvert) and a 'famille Noire' style (Black Delft). A characteristic of the glaze used by PF is that it tends to craze with age a bit more than compared with other Delftware producers. So older items of PF are virtually always crazed to some extent, which does add charm to the object and should not be considered a defect.

Besides the traditional (and expensive) handpainted Delftware PF nowadays also produces more modern and affordable lines of Delftware whereby the decoration is put onto the product by hand by means of a screenprinted transfer. These products are then called "handmade" instead of "handpainted".

More information can be found on the website of Royal Delft:


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If you combine multiple items from our shop into one purchase, we will combine the shipping of these items and will issue you a refund of 50% of our actual shipping costs for the combined package after the purchase has been made.

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, you may contact us within 14 days from the delivery date to return the item. If the item is returned in its original condition, we will issue a refund for the total purchase price of the item (return shipping costs are however not covered).

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How should I take care of my Dutch ceramics?

First of all, don't let them fall! Always handle them in a mindful way and put them in spots where they cannot be accidentally bumped over when cleaning or vacuuming. Some people put some (clean) sand in vases to make them more stable.
Second, don't clean them too often! Underglaze painted Gouda and Delftware can be perfectly cleaned with water if necessary, but often just dusting them off or polishing them up a bit with a soft dry cloth is enough. Overglaze painted items should not be cleaned too often.
The colours of ceramics do not fade in sunlight, so you can put them in bright spots where they look good. But do avoid large temperature differences, which will cause increased crazing in many Delftware and also Gouda type pieces.

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