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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.

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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 Figure of a Man Behind a Stove

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome figure of a man behind a stove, made around 1765 in the city of Delft. Small genre figures of this type, often modeled as artisans, craftsmen or market folk, were inspired largely by German porcelain prototypes, which in turn were derived from graphic sources. Probably the most famous group of genre figures is the Meissen porcelain ‘Cris de Paris’ series; the series of Parisian street vendors modeled by Peter Reinicke after the drawings by Christoph Huet dated 1753. By the very nature of the medium, the porcelain genre figures, in spite of their humble subjects, have a certain, if accidental, elegance, whereas the Dutch Delftware genre figures, such as the present man at work, often have an intentional folkish and amusing character.   Polychrome Figure of a Man Behind a…

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.

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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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