Offered for sale is an 18th century polychromed enameled Delft vase in the Chinese style with stylized foo dog on vase cover. The vase is marked with the signature of Jan Gaal and has a ribbed and baluster shaped body.
Dutch potters created Delftware from the fusion of Chinese porcelain and Italian tin-glazed earthenware. This vase is a good example of the "petit feu" underglaze overglaze paint technique. In the 18th century, to expand their palette of colors, Dutch painters adopted the technique called "petit feu" (third firing) which enabled them to use colors that could not withstand high temperatures in the kiln during the second firing. The "petit feu" colors, usually red or gold, were painted on top of the fired glaze and the ceramic was then fired again at a lower temperature in a "muffle kiln. The process of grand feu (second firing) was used only for blue.
The vase is in excellent condition with multi colors of underglaze cobalt and overglaze iron reds and verte green.
Size: 18 ½" Height
18th C. Jan Gaal Petit feu Painted Delft Vase in the Chinese Style