Chinese Kraak-Porcelain and its Dutch Counterpart

Although the origins of Dutch Delftware lay partly in majolica, which was based on southern European models (see our newsletter of July), the seventeenth century also shows a strong Chinese influence on the Dutch pottery. This has of course everything to do with the arrival of the Chinese porcelain on the Dutch market in the…

Pair of Blue and White Herring Dishes

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. Since the herring season started two weeks ago in the Netherlands, how nice would it be to serve a herring on these beautiful 18th-century blue and white herring dishes? Although many foreigners find it hard to stomach, it is a typical Dutch…

The Origins of Dutch Delftware

Everyone knows the blue and white vases, plates and dishes, which were made in the seventeenth and eighteenth century in the city of Delft inspired by and sometimes direct imitations of Chinese porcelain. Although the arrival of the Chinese porcelain by the Dutch East India Company in the early seventeenth century influenced Dutch pottery enormously,…