De Porceleyne Fles large handpainted Delft blue garniture set

$319.31

Shipping to United States: $92.09

Large handpainted Delft 3-piece garniture set made by De Porceleyne Fles in Delft, the Netherlands. The set features a large (36,5 x 20,4 cm) covered vase, produced in 1936, with two matching beaker vases (25,7 x 17,6 cm), produced in 1974. The vases are painted underglaze in Delft blue style in various shades of blue on a white background.

The vases feature a symmetrical decoration of Delft style flowers which runs from the front side down the sides to the back. The lid of the covered vase is decorated in a similar manner. The decorations are elegantly painted, in the high quality that De Porceleyne Fles is known for.

The vases are ribbed, which adds an 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 8-sided.

The vases are each signed at the bottom with a handpainted Porceleyne Fles Delft mark, a batch number (covered vase: 924, both beaker vases: 1056) and a year code (covered vase: BF = 1936, both beaker vases: CT = 1974). The covered vase has two painter's signatures: a monogram of the letters CS, which is the signature of Mr. Cees Schilperoort, who worked from 1894 till 1950 at De Porceleyne Fles. The second signature is unidentified. The two beaker vases both have the same painter's signature: M.BE, from an unknown painter.

The covered vase also has a letter "B" above the Porceleyne Fles mark, this is a specification of the decoration for this vase model. The beaker vases do not have this specification, by 1974 this information was not added anymore to the vases.

The lid of the covered vase also has a tiny signature on the inside of the rim (see pictures), which has some resemblance with the second painter's signature on the body of the vase.

Condition: very good, the vases do have a few small imperfections which are not very noticeable but should be mentioned. The covered vase has a small repair to the rim of the vase and a small hairline (barely visible) on the rim (see pictures). The two beaker vases each have a small glaze damage, one vase has a tiny glaze damage to one of the points of the rim, while the other has a small reglued chip, also to one of the points of the rim (see pictures). The price of the set has been adjusted for this. Aside from this, the vases are in a very good condition. The covered vase is quite a bit older than the beaker vases, but still in a very good condition. The glaze has only minimal wear and a very fine crazing, which is normal for items of De Porceleyne Fles of this age. Both beaker vases have no visible wear and almost no crazing. The inside of all vases is very clean, as new. All three vases have a beautiful gloss, the glaze of the covered vase is a bit darker because of its age, but the three vases do match nicely together.

A large and beautiful garniture set of De Porceleyne Fles, which will add class and style to any interior, from classic to modern.

Made by: De Porceleyne Fles

Place of manufacture: Delft, the Netherlands

Year of manufacture: 1936 (covered vase) and 1974 (beaker vases)

Method of decoration: handpainted (underglaze)

Size: covered vase: height 36,5 cm, diameter 20,4 cm (capacity 4 litres); beaker vases: height 25,7 cm, diameter 17,6 cm (capacity each 2 litres)

Weight: covered vase: 1,78 kg, beaker vase 1: 1,02 kg, beaker vase 2: 1,10 kg (total weight of the set: 3,90 kg)

Additional pictures of the objects can be provided if required.

Current catalogue price: The vases that make up this garniture are not produced anymore in the blue style of De Porceleyne Fles. The same vase models are still used however for a coloured (polychrome) version, which can be found on the website of De Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft) here:
covered vase: https://royaldelft.com/en/shop/jar-with-lid-18/
beaker vases: https://royaldelft.com/en/shop/vase-42/

A complete polychrome set can also be found in this listing in our shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/1471408575/de-porceleyne-fles-large-handpainted?

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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/.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

What are your shipping times?

We will send off your order within one or two working days. We use the standard parcel service of PostNL to ship our parcels. You can find their estimated delivery times per country here www.postnl.nl/en/customer-service/international-delivery-times-post-and-parcels/. In the fourth column you can find the delivery times of the standard service (in estimated business / working days). Please keep in mind that customs / import procedures in non-EU countries can sometimes add an extra week (or even two weeks) to the delivery times.
On request we can also ship with UPS for a faster delivery: expedited (within 10 days) or express (within a few days). There are no custom delays when shipping with UPS. Contact us before the purchase to get a quote.

How do you pack your items, will my item arrive safely?

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.

Do you take care of the environment?

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.

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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