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House of the Seven Gables Delft Plate

House of the Seven Gables Delft Plate


Whether used as a functional piece of serveware or a decorative addition to your home, this Delft plate is the ideal gift for anyone with an appreciation for the city of Salem and its unique history.

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Delftware is a tin-glazed earthenware that originated in the Netherlands during the 16th century and is identifiable by its soft blue designs. Delftware was a popular import for 17th century America until the 1651 Navigation Act was implemented by King Charles II to prohibit trade between the colonies and the Dutch. English made delftware (lowercase d) then became a popular product within colonial America.

Dutch Delftware was owned by the House of the Seven Gables’ very own Mary Kitchen Turner, who lived in the house until her death in 1768. Mary was the widow of the wealthiest Turner, sea captain John Turner II, who died in 1742. Her probate lists Delftware multiple times, from Delft trays, plates, and cups to Delft teapots and punch bowls.

This Delft plate was handmade in Holland exclusively for the House of the Seven Gables. It features traditional blue and white floral designs and images of historic Salem spots: Chestnut Street, the Custom House, Derby House, Derby Wharf Lighthouse, East India Marine Hall,  the Friendship, and the House of the Seven Gables.

Additional information

Weight1.1 lbs
Dimensions8 × 8 in

Date: April 30, 2023

Author: Adeline Clemons

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