Figurine cow


Black Delft cow


I have this black Delft cow,I love it but cannot find another one on the internet to find out more about it, is it rare if nothing comes up?


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Dear Harry,

Your little cow is made by the Porceleyne Fles in Delft in 1996 (year code DP). Delfts zwart, or famille noir was introduced in 1978 on their 325th anniversary and its production stopped in 2009. Because of this limited production period and more complex production process it is more rare than its blue and white counterpart. 

Kind regards, Patrick


  • 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

Thanks for your response, Patrick