Matching plates


Matching plates brought to U.S from Germany. Inherited from my parents, who inherited from their parents.


I would like to know everything you can tell me about these items as I would like to prepare a sale sometime soon. Thank you


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  • Delftware


  • Delftware, but made after 1850 After 1850, the earthenware production technique changed at the only remaining pottery in Delft. This technique goes beyond the scope of this website. Read more
  • More recent production technique After 1850, factories in and outside Holland developed more efficient and cheaper production techniques. This goes beyond the scope of this website. Read more
  • Hand-painted An important characteristic of authentic Delftware is that it is hand-painted. Printing techniques do not occur on this earthenware. Read more
  • Mark of a Delft pottery/factory In the 19th century, a financial incentive arose to sell more new earthenware as antique Delftware, sometimes even bearing fake Delft factory marks. Read more


  • Bottle JT

These plates have a date code with the letters AC, which corresponds to 1907, so indeed they were produced a couple of generations ago. They were produced at De Porceleyne Fles factory, known nowadays as Royal Delft. The company was founded in 1653 and continues to produce ceramics in the city of Delft. Recently the company procured the museum status and if you’re ever in the area it is a pleasure to go see the artisanal collection.