Altena & Krooyenga Makkum small handpainted Delft polychrome wall plate / dish with walker

$33.87

Shipping to United States: $31.61

Lovely small (11,1 x 10,5 cm) handpainted polychrome dish / wall plate made by Altena & Krooyenga in Makkum, the Netherlands. The dish is decorated with the figure of a walker / hiker with a square backpack. A travelling merchant, a musician of just a wanderer? The edge is decorated with Delft style ornaments. The decoration is painted in the colours blue, red, green, yellow and black on a white (tin glaze) background. The dish has two small holes in its footring with a bend copper wire through it (factory original) for hanging it on a wall.

The backside of the dish is signed with a handpainted Tichelaar Altena & Krooyenga Makkum mark (used between 1985 and 2000), a model / catalogue number (200) and the painter's signature (unidentified).

The dish is handmade according to century-old traditions identical to how 17th or 18th century Delftware was made. The earthenware (made from local yellow clay) is shaped by hand and after a first firing glazed with an opaque white tin-glaze. The colours are then painted on this glaze and fused with it through a second firing. This creates a product with a beautiful and unique appearance.

Condition: excellent, as new. There are no damages, cracks or hairlines. The glaze shows no visible wear or crazing and has a beautiful gloss.

A lovely, well painted dish, which would make a nice gift for wanderers, hikers or travellers. Great to hang on the wall, but also nice on its own in a plate stand. The plate stand featured in the photos will be provided with the dish.

Made by: Altena & Krooyenga

Place of manufacture: Makkum, the Netherlands

Year of manufacture: between 1985 and 2000

Model (catalog) nr.: 200

Method of decoration: handpainted (tin-glaze)

Size: width: 11,1 cm, height: 10,5 cm, depth: 3,0 cm

Weight: 125 g

Additional pictures of the object can be provided if required.

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About Altena & Krooyenga:

Gerrit Altena and Wybren R. Krooyenga were two painters who left the Tichelaar Makkum factory around 1965 to form their own company in Makkum. Their products are a close approximation to the products of Tichelaar, using the same or similar production processes (tin glaze painting on handmade earthenware). The quality of the painting is similar to that of Tichelaar, although sometimes a bit more informal and less precise. Altena & Krooyenga had their own designs and used colours which were slightly different from Tichelaar, so their products have a recognisable look and feel to them. Altena & Krooyenga production ended around 2000.

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