Large handpainted Delft 3-piece garniture set made between 1972 and 1978 by De Porceleyne Fles in Delft, the Netherlands. The set features a large (37,5 x 20 cm) covered vase with two matching beaker vases (25,5 x 17,5 cm). The vases are painted underglaze in Delft polychrome style using blue, green, yellow, russet (reddish brown) and black colours. The decorations are elegantly painted, in the high quality that De Porceleyne Fles is known for. The front side of the vases is decorated with an elaborate display of Delft style flowers and a bird (centre vase). The decorations run from the front side down both sides to the back. The lid of the covered vase is decorated in a similar manner.
The vases are ribbed, which adds extra sheen to the glaze. The covered vase is a combination of octagonal (8-sided) and round shapes, with the foot and the rim of the vase being 8-sided, the lid and body of the vase being round, while the edge of the lid is a combination of both shapes, being slightly 8-sided and round. The beaker vases are also 8-sided.
The vases are each signed at the bottom with a handpainted Porceleyne Fles Delft mark, a factory batch number (covered vase: 1785, beaker vase 1: 1965, beaker vase 2: 1747), a painter's signature (beaker vase 1: G.WE, from Mr. G. Weernhoff, who worked from 1966 till 1992 at De Porceleyne Fles, covered vase and beaker vase 2: COO, from Mr. C. Oonk who worked from 1949 till 1994 at De Porceleyne Fles) and a year code (covered vase CR = 1972, beaker vase 1: CX = 1978, beaker vase 2: CV = 1976).
Condition: excellent, as new. There are no damages, cracks, hairlines or restorations. There is no visible wear to the glaze of the vases. The glaze has a nice gloss and almost no crazing. The inside of the vases is very clean, as new.
A luxurious and beautiful garniture set of De Porceleyne Fles in perfect (as new) condition. One of the largest sets that they produce. Great for display on top of a cupboard, cabinet or bookcase.
Made by: De Porceleyne Fles
Place of manufacture: Delft, the Netherlands
Year of manufacture: 1972 + 1976 + 1978
Method of decoration: handpainted (underglaze)
Size: covered vase: height 37,5 cm, diameter 20,0 cm (capacity 4 litres); beaker vases: height 25,5 cm, diameter 17,5 cm (capacity each 2 litres)
Weight: covered vase: 1,92 kg, beaker vase 1: 960 g, beaker vase 2: 940 g (total weight of the set: 3,82 kg)
Additional pictures of the objects can be provided if required.
Current catalogue price: The vases that make up this garniture are still produced by De Porceleyne Fles today. You can find the current price for new pieces on the website of De Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft) here:
covered vase: https://royaldelft.com/en/shop/jar-with-lid-18/
beaker vase: https://royaldelft.com/en/shop/vase-42/
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: https://www.royaldelft.com/en/.
This beautiful set will be very carefully packed and send by tracked and insured mail.
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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Broken ceramics is a thing we do not like! Not only is it a waste of time and money, but it also (often) means the end for a rare and unique item, which was treasured and cared for by their previous owners. So we really want to avoid any damages during shipping!
We have lots of experience of shipping ceramics, and we have seen what works and what does not work to protect ceramics during transit. If we ship multiple items in one package, each item is carefully wrapped and kept well seperated from the other items. We use large boxes, with plenty of buffer all around the items, so the packages can withstand a lot of abuse. All our packages should be able to cope with a 1,5 m drop without the items getting damaged.
Yes we do. We re-use packaging materials as much as possible, which means we rarely have to buy new materials for our packaging. Only foam peanuts are sometimes bought by us, in which case we choose starch based peanuts which are fully biodegradable, non-toxic and water-soluble.
Each year, we calculate the greenhouse gas emissions in CO2-equivalents caused by our shipping. We multiply that amount by 150% and then offset it in certified CO2 compensation projects based on tree planting / reforestation in Bolivia and Uganda. See https://treesforall.nl/en/project/ for more information on the projects.
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.