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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.

aronson deltware lavish tulipieres cover

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.

Het Loo Palace

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

Polychrome Putto and Goat Tureen and Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome putto and goat tureen, from circa 1765. Its cover is modeled as a reclining goat with a coat finely delineated in manganese, accompanied by a naked putto. By the middle of the eighteenth century dining ‘à la Française’ (in the French manner) was the fashion in Europe. Inspired by the French court of Louis XIV (1638-1715, reigned 1643-1715), the serving dishes were laid out on the table symmetrically and in a very ordered way for each course and guests would serve themselves from the platters, bowls or tureens within their reach. A 1790 Housekeeper’s Instructor cited by Ann Eatwell (in P. Glanville and H. Young [eds.], Elegant Eating, Four Hundred Years of Dining in Style, London (Victoria and Albert Museum) 2002, p. 48) illustrates that a dinner ‘à la Française’…

Polychrome Putto and Goat Tureen and Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome putto and goat tureen, from circa 1765. Its cover is modeled as a reclining goat with a coat finely delineated in manganese, accompanied by a naked putto. By the middle of the eighteenth century dining ‘à la Française’ (in the French manner) was the fashion in Europe. Inspired by the French court of Louis XIV (1638-1715, reigned 1643-1715), the serving dishes were laid out on the table symmetrically and in a very ordered way for each course and guests would serve themselves from the platters, bowls or tureens within their reach. A 1790 Housekeeper’s Instructor cited by Ann Eatwell (in P. Glanville and H. Young [eds.], Elegant Eating, Four Hundred Years of Dining in Style, London (Victoria and Albert Museum) 2002, p. 48) illustrates that a dinner ‘à la Française’…

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.

NEWSLETTER

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VIDEO

In March 2019 Robert Aronson was asked to participate in a commercial for a political party in the Netherlands. In the commercial prime minister Mark Rutte comes to an enacted antiques roadshow table hosted by retired Dutch politician and current president of the Dutch Olympic Committee*Dutch Sports Federation Erica Terpstra. They seek expertise of ‘vase expert’ Robert Aronson, who tells them, and the viewers, that we see an authentic 21st century vase with typical Dutch elements. When our prime minister is asked about its value and he replies ‘invaluable’, Robert answers that we do not need to have a debate about that.

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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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