Featured Maker And Age On Delft Vase

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  1. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Any help with the marks and dating the piece?
    Thanks
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  2. moreotherstuff

    moreotherstuff Izorizent

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  3. Bakersgma

    Bakersgma Well-Known Member

    Very pretty, kard!
     
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  4. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Your vase was made by the Dutch company de Porceleyne Fles (Royal Delft). The impressed JT&L is for Joost Thooft & Labouchere, Joost Thoof was an owner and Abel Labouchere was a partner who became owner after the death of Thoof. The impressed mark of JT&L started being used around 1884-1890 and ended before 1916.

    Usually there is a date code letter mark which would be one or two letters most likely the ones on the right but I can't make them out. The letters on the left seem to be the initial marks of the artist Lambertus ten Dam G.N.who was an artist at Fles from 1890-1918 so that fits.

    If the date then would fall between 1890 and 1916, the letter code would be a single letter from L-Z or double letters AA-AL. They simply add the next letter of the alphabet so once they reached Z in 1904 they started over with double letters of AA, AB so AL is 1916.

    Most of this info is from "Discovering Dutch Delftware" by Van Hook.
     
  5. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks. Here is a closeup
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  6. kardinalisimo

    kardinalisimo Well-Known Member

    Thanks Bakersgma.
    I usually don't pay much attention to delft ware probably because most of what I see is recent. The older pieces seem to be much better executed.
    There is a chip on the rim that has been glued back but I still like it.
     
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  7. say_it_slowly

    say_it_slowly The worst prison is a closed heart

    Well, the 180 would be the kiln number and the initials on the left look like the artist I mentioned before (I think) but those on the right look quite a lot like another master designer who was slightly later (at least from the book reference). I have no idea what that bottom symbol might be unless it's an L or something. Sorry.
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  8. gregsglass

    gregsglass Well-Known Member

    Hi,
    Great vase, excellent photos. Wonderful piece.
    greg
     
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  9. Greta Bos

    Greta Bos New Member

    AX 1928 the royal delft site code marks page was my referance
     
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  10. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Beautiful vase kard. Quality Porceleyne Fles.

    Welcome to the forum @Greta Bos .
    With a last name like Bos, Dutch, or Dutch ancestry?
     
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    SandyD Member

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