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“According to the inventories, these ‘portable gardens,’ as well as most of Queen Mary’s ‘Delft porcelain’ were often displayed in rooms with direct access to the garden.” – click image or read more

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).

Visit the dedicated AR page by clicking the button below, see the video to see how it works and 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 is a magical experience.

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Pair of Blue and White Slippers

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this pair of blue and white models of slippers! The model for slippers are seventeenth century mules, or trippen, a word used to describe a mule with an upturned toe. Trippen (or patijnen) were wooden shoe covers. They were developed around 1400 and were subsequently worn by the wealthy middle…

Pair of Blue and White Slippers

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this pair of blue and white models of slippers! The model for slippers are seventeenth century mules, or trippen, a word used to describe a mule with an upturned toe. Trippen (or patijnen) were wooden shoe covers. They were developed around 1400 and were subsequently worn by the wealthy middle class to protect their shoes from unpaved, muddy streets. These trippen are seen as the forerunners of clogs. The slippers however, were worn by men and women in the home. Mules were part of the home uniform of the seventeenth and eighteenth-century man, as are the house coat and hat. Slippers like these were often made of precious fabrics, such as silk, which would not get dirty by wearing them indoors. Leather shoes were typically worn outdoors. In contrast to…

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New collectors have a unique opportunity in the decorative arts to survey an accessible field, find an entry point they’re comfortable with, immerse themselves in research and exploration, and embark on a very enjoyable collecting journey.” — Robert Aronson in an interview for TEFAF Online

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

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