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Aronson Delftware Amsterdam

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.

Delftware vase on yellow background

The popular term ‘Delft Blue’ means that nowadays many people are surprised that factories in Delft also made multi-colored, or polychrome objects in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

The expanded range of colors, mainly after 1700, was rapidly supplemented by a range of forms, decorations and firing techniques. Discover the entire color palette of Delftware in our online exhibition Colorful Delft Blue.

COLLECTION

OBJECT OF THE MONTH

Pair of Blue and White Figures of Seated Dogs

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show the Delft potter's interpretation of their beloved four-legged friends. Dogs have been beloved human companions for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, dogs were used for hunting, and they were domesticated over 10,000 years ago in the Far East. In the early modern period dogs assisted during the hunt, pulled carts, and were also kept as companions. Many contemporary paintings also show that several royal and noble families kept dogs as pets. For example, the pug, which is related to Far Eastern mastiffs, was introduced in Europe by the Dutch in the sixteenth century. Popularized by the House of Orange-Nassau, pugs quickly became the companion of kings and aristocracy. Therefore it is not surprising that the beloved animal also appears in and on Dutch Delftware. This pair of blue and white figures of…

Pair of Blue and White Figures of Seated Dogs

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show the Delft potter's interpretation of their beloved four-legged friends. Dogs have been beloved human companions for thousands of years. In ancient Egypt, dogs were used for hunting, and they were domesticated over 10,000 years ago in the Far East. In the early modern period dogs assisted during the hunt, pulled carts, and were also kept as companions. Many contemporary paintings also show that several royal and noble families kept dogs as pets. For example, the pug, which is related to Far Eastern mastiffs, was introduced in Europe by the Dutch in the sixteenth century. Popularized by the House of Orange-Nassau, pugs quickly became the companion of kings and aristocracy. Therefore it is not surprising that the beloved animal also appears in and on Dutch Delftware. This pair of blue and white figures of…

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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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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