Very large (39,7 x 4,0 cm) Delft blue style wall plate made between 1960 and 1969 by Petrus Regout / Royal Sphinx in Maastricht, the Netherlands. The plate is decorated with a traditional image of a husband and wife travelling together in their Sunday dress in a horse-drawn carriage. The decorations, including the edge which has ornaments that look handpainted, were applied by means of transfer prints, a method whereby a monochrome print on paper (from an engraved copper or steel plate) is transferred by pressing it by hand onto the ceramic piece.
The image shown on this plate is made after a painting of the Dutch painter Otto Eerelman (1839-1926), a well-known painter who specialised in horses. The painting that served as the origin of this picture is called 'Zondags uitje' (Sunday outing) and can be found here: https://www.simonis-buunk.com/artwork/otto-eerelman-painting-a-sunday-ride/13164/. De Porceleyne Fles made around 1890 the first adaptation of it for their range of large handpainted art plates featuring works of Dutch painters, which were very costly to produce. Petrus Regout decided to use the same image (with some adaptations) for their range of transfer printed Delft plates, which were much more affordable for the general public. Since then, plates, plaques and tile tableaus with this image (including a winter version, which features a horse-drawn sleigh instead of a carriage) became quite popular in the Netherlands as a wedding gift, the image of the couple riding together symbolizing the journey that the newly-weds were about to undertake together. For this reason, the image is sometimes also known as "het bruidspaar" (the bridal couple), which is not really correct as the woman is not wearing a wedding dress.
The backside of the dish is marked with a Petrus Regout / Royal Sphinx "Delft" mark which was used between 1960 and 1969. The dish has two holes in it footring with a metal wire through it to hang it on a wall.
Condition: excellent, there are no damages and there is very little wear to the glaze, which has a deep gloss. There is no crazing of the glaze.
An impressive and affordable Delft style plate, great to add a bit of Dutch charm to any interior. Also makes a great wedding gift in the Dutch tradition. Great to hang on a wall, but also on its own in a plate stand. The perspex plate stand that is featured in the photos will be included with the dish.
Made by: Petrus Regout & Co. (after 1899 also known as "De Sphinx")
Place of manufacture: Maastricht, the Netherlands
Year of manufacture: between 1960 - 1969
Method of decoration: transfer print applied by hand (underglaze)
Size: diameter 39,7 cm, depth 4,0 cm
Weight: 1,82 kg
Additional pictures can be provided if required.
About Petrus Regout & Co.:
This factory was based in Maastricht, in the southernmost point of the Netherlands. It produced from 1836 to 1958 decorative ceramics and dinnerware in a variety of styles. Most often the decoration was applied by transfer print: a method whereby a monochrome print on paper (from an engraved copper or steel plate) was transferred by pressing it onto the ceramic piece. This transfer process was done by hand. Although transfer printed items lack the vibrancy of handpainted items, the process does allow for the production of beautiful, detailed and decorative items, which would be very expensive or impossible to produce by hand painting. The blue and white Delftware produced by P. Regout and other Maastricht factories has a bit darker blue than the Delftware of other factories in the Netherlands.
In 1958 P. Regout merged with Société Céramique (also from Maastricht) to form Royal Sphinx, which continued to produce Delftware until 1969.
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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.
Jul 31, 2023
Excellent seller. Thank you. Item arrived earlier than expected