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Aronson Delftware at PAN Amsterdam 2021

PASSION FOR DUTCH
DELFTWARE

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

PRODUCTION
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 Asian potters.

COMPANY
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.

AUGMENTED REALITY (AR)

Céline and Robert studying a pair of 17th century Delftware tulipvases

Now you do not need to see the actual object, you may study an ever growing portion of our collection in Augmented Reality (AR).

See the video below, click on the AR logo in the menu bar or visit this page to learn more about this wonderful new technology. Try it out by clicking the AR logo to the top right of the revolving object besides and discover that it truly a magical experience.

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

D1593 Pair Of Cashmere Palette Reeded Small Vases

Pair of Polychrome Cashmere Reeded Vases

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month a beautiful pair of vases in a very rare palette! The delicate grand feu decoration on this pair of vases was in the middle of the 19th century given the descriptive title ‘cashmere’ for its likeness in color, and exotic, dense motifs to the fine woolen shawls that were imported from India and worn by high-class…

D1593 Pair Of Cashmere Palette Reeded Small Vases

Pair of Polychrome Cashmere Reeded Vases

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month a beautiful pair of vases in a very rare palette! The delicate grand feu decoration on this pair of vases was in the middle of the 19th century given the descriptive title ‘cashmere’ for its likeness in color, and exotic, dense motifs to the fine woolen shawls that were imported from India and worn by high-class European ladies. As can be seen on the present vases, the earthenware of this category has a reeded surface with a color scheme of blue, red and green. Although the Delft pieces were named after the fashionable textiles, the Delft potters were in fact inspired by the Chinese famille verte porcelain wares of the Kangxi period (1662-1722), which arrived in Europe at the end of the seventeenth century. Delftware painters also looked beyond China for further inspiration in designing cashmere…

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VIDEO EXPLANATIONS

With the images, 3D renderings and descriptions of many of our Delftware objects on our collection page you will find explanatory videos. In these short videos Robert Aronson and Céline Ariaans tell more about shapes, decorations, uses, etc. If you find that a subject is under-represented, please let us know.

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