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

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.

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.

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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Flower vases with fanning rows of spouts were produced at the Delft potteries from the 1680s to about 1740. Initially, they were designed with a single row of five spouts arranged in a fan. The heart-shaped model with five spouts followed the early and now very rare quintel vase.

Pair of Delftware Deer Tureens

Polychrome Oval Butter Tubs and Recumbent Stag Covers
Delft, circa 1770
Heights: 15.5 cm. (6.1 in.)

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Series or Single Hand Painted Month Plates

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OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Blue and White Armorial Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white armorial plate. The plate was commissioned at De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory during the ownership of Lambertus van Eenhoorn, from 1691 until 1721, or his widow Margaretha Teckmann until 1724. Armorial plates were often commissioned to commemorate a special event, such as a wedding. In…

Blue and White Armorial Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white armorial plate. The plate was commissioned at De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory during the ownership of Lambertus van Eenhoorn, from 1691 until 1721, or his widow Margaretha Teckmann until 1724. Armorial plates were often commissioned to commemorate a special event, such as a wedding. In the present plate, the two coats of arms symbolize the wedding between the Van Loo and Coijet families. As written by J. De Kleyn, “Een blauw en wit Delftse schotel van omstreeks 1700 met de familiewapens van een Arnhems echtpaar” in Antiek, 1969, vol. 4, pp. 405 – 414, the Amsterdam marriage record books show that Everhart van Loo, 28 years old and from Arnhem married Suzanne Coijet, the 31-year-old widow of lieutenant Adriaen Schotel on February 5, 1678. The…

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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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Museum Quality Delftware

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.

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Dutch Delftware

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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Discover the Delftware World

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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