Deflt

Main Features:

The earth is beige, slightly dew. However this is only visible if the part has been damaged, the enamel covering the whole. We must underline the finesse of the pieces.

The enamel of the Delft Faîences is remarkable for the brilliance it gives to the works produced in Delft. In addition, the enamel is particularly hard and does not flake. The surface of the room is smooth.

The majority of the objects produced in DELFT are white background generally blue and white. It is also worth highlighting a production of colorful backgrounds in particular black, brown, turquoise blue.

If the reputation of the faîences of Delft comes largely from the blue decorations, the ceramists of Delft frequently used the colour to imitate the porcelains of Asia and especially for the decorations known as Imaris. In Delft, Blue is available in all its range and there is also green and red.

The decorations are surrounded, that is to say that they are an end black line emphasizing the different painted motifs.

The scenery:

The most celebrated of the decorations produced in Delft is made in blue on white background and is characterized by its overload and its exuberance. It can be flowers often large peonies but also scenes of life in the countryside, arms and currencies of a family, Marines, gallant scenes, battles and hunts, often reproducing paintings of small masters.

Imitation porcelain from China and Japan with the decor Imari in blue, green, and red. Some pieces are enhanced with gold.

The forms:

The vases, trims and plates.

The tiles in faîence are a speciality of Delft. They were destined for the decor of the walls and their decor is in Camaieu of blue. The oval or rectangular-shaped tables were made between 1650 and 1680.

Delft is probably at the origin of the taste for ceramics and the blue arts of a large part of Europe. The producers of Delft supplanted the Italian majolica and marked the art of the ceramists in an important way.

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