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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

Polychrome Figure of a Seated Spaniel

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this cute polychrome figure of a Spaniel! The origins of the Spaniel (in old-Dutch Spioen) can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Its name refers to Spain, where many dog breeds were created or further developed at the time. The Spaniel was a hunting dog that was used all…

Polychrome Figure of a Seated Spaniel

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this cute polychrome figure of a Spaniel! The origins of the Spaniel (in old-Dutch Spioen) can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Its name refers to Spain, where many dog breeds were created or further developed at the time. The Spaniel was a hunting dog that was used all over Europe to assist in hunting with a falcon, greyhound, gun or net. The dogs that were too small for hunting functioned as so-called ‘lap Spaniels’, and were owned by members of the court or the well-to-do bourgeoisie. The popular Spaniel dog appears in many seventeenth-century paintings. Small Spaniels kept by the lady of the house are frequently shown, while men and boys are often portrayed with a larger Spaniel as a hunting dog. The Spaniel is depicted not only…

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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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