Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Feeling Daft about Delft





I was looking through my copy of Nancy Lancaster: English Country House Style a few days ago, and I was reminded of how much I admire Lancaster's blue and white plates that hung above her fireplace at the Coach House, her last home.  You can see a detail shot of the plates, above.  I wonder if Lancaster's plates were antique Delft plates that depicted the months?  I can't confirm this; it's only a hunch.  But I also have a hunch that quite a few of you do know something more about these plates, and if so, feel free to drop me an email or comment below.

In the meantime, I did find a few plates that have a similar look to Lancaster's plates.  Certainly these examples are all charming, but they would be even more beguiling in a home decorated like that of Lancaster.



A set of seven Dutch Delft month plates, 18th c.



A pair of Delft plates that are currently being auctioned off on ebay.




A set of reproduction 18th c. Delft plates that depict each month.




An 18th c. antique Delft plate available on ebay.

4 comments:

  1. I hadn't thought about delft in ages. My favorite is Kraak--or the delft ware dating to the 17th c. that imitated Chinese Blue and White porcelain. These example are wonderful. History of the the era painted on plates. Thanks. Mary

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  2. I don't know anything about the plates, but knew Nancy Lancaster through the Stratford Hall Board, and always enjoy reminders of her fabulous style. She was one of kind in many ways.

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  3. I am most impressed by how such a relatively small room (or small area of a room) can hold so much seating without looking overstuffed. That curved banquette in the corner is great!

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  4. I can't speak about these plates but love Blue & White. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

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