large plate or charger


Large plate crudely decorated. White background with largely blue decoration but with additional green and orange/red. Central motif shows crude peacock and floral designs.


I'd like to know all I can please? Date, maker, style, etc.
It has a serious crack running through it and has in the past been stapled. Would this destroy any value it has?

33cm diameter

Reacties 3

This is a late 18th century Dutch or  North-French production . These plates are very  common and inspired by Chinese patterns.  

Kind regards,



  • 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

Thank you for your contribution R.L.A. Maes. In my opinion this plate is indeed made in Northern France, but later, in the 19th century or even early 20th century.

In reply to by Femke Haitsma Mulier

Thank you for your input. In my opinion it's much too crude to be as late as you say. Transfer printing was pretty much everywhere by about 1860 and this is definitely hand painted. One can feel by the thickness of the glaze and it's irregularities that this earlier than you say. I think Mr Maes was right.