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This is a Northern-French copy dating around 1900 with a fake Delft mark. 

Kind regards,


Fully agreed with Expert R.L.A. Maes opnion. Regards, Edwin van Drecht.


  • Not Delftware


  • Not made in Delft The term Delftware is only used for earthenware actually produced in Delft. 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
  • Forged mark In the 19th century, a financial incentive arose to sell more new earthenware as antique Delftware, sometimes even bearing forged Delft factory marks. Read more
  • Unidentified mark Not all marks found on earthenware have been identified. It could be a ‘new’ Delft mark! But it could also be a mark that was not used in Delft. Read more

As the gentlemen above already correctly determined, this is a later French imitation of a Delft as called ‘milk monkey.’ They were indeed jokingly used to poor milk.