Deldare Repair and Restoration
The Larkin Company began manufacturing soap in 1875. Several decades later, they decided to expand into potteries so they could sell a complete product. By selling soap on soap dishes, their soaps sold at a premium. In 1902, they opened Buffalo Pottery in Buffalo, New York.
Deldare is recognizable for its green or khaki backgrounds finished with a hand painted, colorful transfer designs. First, these pieces were molded and applied with a transfer design before being hand painted with an underglaze of mineral colors. The designs are copies of English etchings, such as Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford and English caricaturist Thomas Rowlandson’s Dr. Syntax. Deldare wares include bowls, pitchers, tea sets, trays, trivets and vases.
The marks for Deldare and all Buffalo Pottery wares are a picture of a buffalo and the date of manufacturing. Deldare pieces also often feature a monogram or signature by the artist. The most famous product produced by Buffalo Pottery was the Deldare line, which was made from 1908 to 1909 and then again in 1923 to 1925. Deldare was extremely costly and labor-intensive, so it was only produced for a limited period.
Because of the limited production of Deldare pieces, it is popular among collectors and isn’t the easiest line to find. The most rare Deldare lines include the Emerald Deldare, which looks similar to other Deldare pieces except for its elaborately decorated border.
Dean Schulefand & Associates specializes in restoring and conserving your Deldare collectibles. For over 30 years, Dean Schulefand is one of few specialists in the US who is experienced in Deldare repair and restoration. He is personally involved in the repair and restoration of every facet to ensure the best in quality with excellent results.
Our Deldare repairs and restoration services are 100% unconditionally lifetime guaranteed.
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