Delft doré is the term used to describe Dutch delft wares produced in the 18th century that were enriched in gilt, a luxurious treatment not generally afforded humble tin-glazed earthenware. These pieces, distinguished by the use of low fired or petit feu colors fired in a muffle kiln and enriched in gilt, were made in an attempt to compete with the burgeoning European porcelain market. The present heart-shaped dishes are finely painted with the same views of travellers in landscapes or 'Kauffahrteiszenen' scenes found on Meissen porcelain of the same date or slightly earlier. Another set, painted with the identical scenes but with variant border decoration, is in the collection of the Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam [Boreel, fig. 52].