Vintage Blue Delft Plate of Peter Paul Rubens & Wife in the Honeysuckle Bower
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Dressed in their 17th century finery, Peter Paul Rubens painted himself and his first wife, Isabella Brant in the 1609 painting called Rubens and Isabella Brant and the Honeysuckle Bower, which currently hangs in the Alte Pinakothek in Munich, Germany. This vintage Blue Delft plate has a pretty transferware pattern of this famous painting, which makes it easy to add a bit of Northern Baroque art to your blue and white collection!
Boch Keramis / Boch Freres / Royal Boch (1841 – 1998)
Victor and Eugene Boch founded Boch Freres Keramis in La Louviere, Belgium in 1841. From the end of the 19th century until 1920, Boch Keramis produced beautiful hand-painted tin-glazed blue & white and polychrome Delftware. The hand-painted mark from this period features a backwards k overlapping a large B.
Boch Keramis stopped production of Delftware in 1920, although a few transfer printed designs continued to be made using a printed Boch mark that features the words Made in Belgium Boch Fes La Louviere Fabrication Belge inside a circle superimposed over stylized leaves. Boch assumed production of Delftware again in 1969 when the company purchased the defunct Royal Sphinx. From 1969 until 1979, Boch produced blue & white Delftware for Royal Sphinx and used a printed mark that featured a circle with the words Made for Royal Sphinx by Boch inside the circle and with the Sphinx Delfts underneath. A mass of leaves and flowers surround the circle and Delfts. In 1973, the Boch name changed to Boch Limited and the company struggled financially through the 1980s. In 1985, the name changed again to the Manufacture Royale Boch, which featured a new printed mark similar to that used for Royal Sphinx, but instead showed MLR in the middle of the circle. The company changed hands again in 1989 and was renamed Royal Boch, however the production of Delftware ended in 1998.
Reference: Van Hook, Stephen J., Discovering Dutch Delftware: Modern Delft and Makkum Pottery (Alexandria, VA: Glen Park Press, 1998).
Overall Condition is Used - Good. Shows crazing to the finish due to age and use.
Overall measurements (inches)
15.75H x 15.75W x 2D .
Dates to circa
- Newberry, South Carolina
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- Width: 15.75 inches
- Height: 15.75 inches
- Depth: 2 inches
- Weight: 4.23 pounds
- Used - Good. See description for more details.