Two plates the same that were left to me by a relative.


What can you tell me about them please.


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Seems to me that it's authentic delft ware made by pottery De Paauw (The Peacock) it's a Dinner Plate with Royal Arms of England , James II, 1698. Tin-glazed earthenware (delftware). if you have two of them you have indeed rare plates. On this site we can't give estimations of value but maybe with this link you can find out more .…

very nice items


mvg Franky

Many thanks to Franky for finding out the history behind the coat of arms. I have had a quick look to see if I could find more examples and I found this one, which is also made by the De Paauw factory in Delft:

A couple of things I noticed:
- Your plates don't have the D-PAUW factory mark on the back, instead they have what looks like an xx?
- The shape of your plates are different, including the indents on the rim.
- The glaze is very shiny, quite a difference from the other two examples. 

I think your plates are not made by the De Paauw factory in Delft for these reasons. Unfortunately I don't know if they are original or where else they could have been made. Hopefully one of the experts could shine a bit more light on that.

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
  • Mark is stamped Marks on antique Delftware are always hand-painted. Stamps were not used until the late 19th century. Read more

I'm afraid Edwin is right. The glaze and mark are modern and industrial made. You can recognize the clear crackle in the glaze and the base or foot is smooth and white. But this type of plate actually does exist in old delftware and is probably English. So it is a copy.