Passover Ceramic Plate. Adaptation. Delft Holland. 18th century
Diameter: 11.2" / 30 cm
Decorated with a foliate design in deep blue, this Passover plate is based on an original from Delft, Holland from the 18th century. The Hebrew word "Pesach" (Passover) is written in large blue letters in the center of the plate, indicating its use for the week long holiday.
At the beginning of the 17th century, the Dutch East India Company imported large quantities of Chinese porcelian, revolutionizing the pottery industry. Kitchen utensils, decorative with blue-and-white glazes in the Chinise style. The Dutch city of Delft was the European center for the manufacture of these Chinese imitation ceramic wares until the mid-18th century.
This item comes with a certificate of authenticity of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Enclosed is a small description of its historical background in English and Hebrew.