|Type Name:||DELFTWARE, POLYCHROME|
|Production Origin:||ENGLAND AND HOLLAND|
Paste is cream to light buff-colored and often chalky feeling
Background enamel surface is white to blueish-white to very pale blue in color. It is generally smooth and even, and tends to have a matte, or low-gloss surface finish, sometimes with pinholing.
The tin enamel is frequently poorly bonded, and tends to flake off the paste body more readily than Spanish majolica or French faience
Designs, including geometric, floral, landscape, figural, animals and Chinese motifs, are painted in blue, green, yellow, black, red, and manganese purple.
|Comments:||Banding, cross-hatched line and dot, and floral elements are common eighteenth century rim treatments. For information on dating decorative motifs on Delftware see Shlasko (1989) and (Miller 2002).|
|Published Definitions:||Noel Hume 1970, 1977; 2001; Shlasko 1989; Black 2001; Miller 2002; http://www.jefpat.org/diagnostic/Historic_Ceramic_Web_Page|