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Passion for Dutch Delftware

Studying tulipvases

Since 1881, over five generations of the Aronson family have brought to market the highest quality Delftware. We confidently ensure that private collectors and museum and corporate curators will discover fully researched authentic Delftware at Aronson Antiquairs in Amsterdam.

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From the 1680s the Delftware industry has constantly innovated with new shapes, decorations and functions. Their products were coveted by European nobility and royalty for their quality and diversity. The city of Delft rapidly became an inspiration to many European and even Oriental potters.

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Delftware has been a national symbol of Holland for almost 400 years. Initiated by the demand for the waning importation of Oriental porcelain from the 1640s, Delftware quickly became an iconic national product and one of the greatest Dutch achievements.

COLLECTION

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Pair of Polychrome Models of Shoes

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this pair of polychrome models of shoes, made in Delft around 1765. In contrast to Delft slippers, small shoes like the present pair are more uncommon. The model for slippers are seventeenth century mules, or trippen, a word used to describe a mule with an upturned toe, which were worn by men and women in the home. On the other hand, shoes as the present pair were worn outdoors. They were worn by both sexes and typically had stacked heels, a fashion promoted by the French court of Louis XIV. Heeled shoes were a status symbol, as they were mostly worn by the nobility. After the influence of the King, the fashion spread to the masses. Beginning in the late seventeenth century, various models of miniature slippers and shoes were produced in…

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Pair of Polychrome Models of Shoes

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this pair of polychrome models of shoes, made in Delft around 1765. In contrast to Delft slippers, small shoes like the present pair are more uncommon. The model for slippers are seventeenth century mules, or trippen, a word used to describe a mule with an upturned toe, which were worn by men and women in the home. On the other hand, shoes as the present pair were worn outdoors. They were worn by both sexes and typically had stacked heels, a fashion promoted by the French court of Louis XIV. Heeled shoes were a status symbol, as they were mostly worn by the nobility. After the influence of the King, the fashion spread to the masses. Beginning in the late seventeenth century, various models of miniature slippers and shoes were produced in…

IN OUR WEBSHOP

Aronson Authentic Delftware plates in beautiful gift boxes
Authentic Delftware plates in beautiful gift boxes

Visit delftmuseum.com

Over the past decades several generations of the Aronson family have been able to procure the rarest and often unique Delftware objects. These objects still are of museum quality, even though some now reside in private collections, besides those in the international public domain. The combined force of these objects becomes apparent when they are placed side by side. This virtual exhibition of the finest objects measures up to the greatest international collections.

Robert Aronson director of Aronson Antiquairs

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Visit delftware.com

On this website dedicated to antique Delftware and everyone influenced by it, we share the latest news, information that is either nice-to-know or if you are a loyal follower even need-to-know. Also you will be able to find information on museums internationally that display Delftware objects or publications writing about the subject. We invite you to visit the website and see our world from a different angle.

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DISCOVER

Dutch Delftware

Dutch Delftware played a pivotal role in the development of European ceramics in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The robust faience center of Delft was the result of two important currents of the time: the Italian production of majolica and the Chinese and Japanese wares that were imported by the Dutch East India Company (VOC). Through the influence of Queen Mary, the taste for painted Delftware spread rapidly through a wealthy European elite. Because of its remarkable diversity of shapes, the delicacy of the decoration and the gaiety of its colors, Dutch Delftware became the source of inspiration for many ceramic centers throughout Europe, which endeavored to work in the Delft style (history).

Since 1881 and over five generations Aronson Antiquairs has shared the passion for Dutch Delftware with private collectors and museum and corporate curators around the world. The Aronson family members have strived to gain and maintain the confidence of its clientele to collect the finest Delftware available.

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Robert Aronson is certified accountmanager applied arts (toegepaste kunst) for the Landelijke Deskundigheidsmakelaar (LDM) part of the Dutch Police academy.

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