Delftware may have a mark on the base or back consisting of letters or figurative symbols. These are makers marks that indicate where the object was manufactured. The mark will incorporate the name of the pottery or of the owner or manager, sometimes in full. Marks can often be found on the base of the object.
How do you identify Delft Blue pottery?
Delft Markings Today markings on the bottom of Delft pieces will often say “hand-painted in Holland” along with any number of variations of the phrase “Deflt blue” in either Dutch or English. However, many modern pieces are not hand-painted at all, but are instead made by transfer and stamp.
Where does Delft blue come from?
What is Delft Blue? Delft Blue is a type of pottery which is made in the Dutch city of, you guessed it, Delft. The production of Delft Blue started in the 17th century and it is still being made today. In the early days of Delft Blue, potters began by making the traditional Delftware using clay.
What is Dutch blue?
1 : a variable color averaging a moderate blue that is redder and darker than average copen, redder, lighter, and stronger than azurite blue, and redder and deeper than Dresden blue. 2 : a grayish blue that is redder and paler than electric or copenhagen and lighter than Gobelin.