Antique Dutch Pottery Blue And White Chamfered Square Plaque

Blue and White Chamfered Square Plaque

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. Since Amsterdam is dedicated to the large nautical event 'Sail' in the month of August, we would like to show you a Dutch Delftware blue and white chamfered square plaque decorated with several tall ships, similar to the ones currently in the Amsterdam…

Antique Dutch Pottery Blue And White Tobacco Jars With Brass Covers

The Dutch Raid for Overseas Exotic Treasures, such as Tobacco

The many ships in the harbour of Amsterdam during the five-yearly nautical event ‘Sail’ remind of old times, when ships from all over the world arrived in the Netherlands, loaded with exotic treasures. Thanks to the VOC and WIC the Dutch came into contact with all kinds of exotic products, such as spices, sugar and…

Antique Dutch Pottery Inspired By Chinese Porcelain Aronson Antiquairs

Chinese Kraak-Porcelain and its Dutch Counterpart

Although the origins of Dutch Delftware lay partly in majolica, which was based on southern European models (see our newsletter of July), the seventeenth century also shows a strong Chinese influence on the Dutch pottery. This has of course everything to do with the arrival of the Chinese porcelain on the Dutch market in the…

Antique Delft Pottery Herring Dishes

Pair of Blue and White Herring Dishes

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. Since the herring season started two weeks ago in the Netherlands, how nice would it be to serve a herring on these beautiful 18th-century blue and white herring dishes? Although many foreigners find it hard to stomach, it is a typical Dutch…

Origin Of Dutch Delftware With Majolica Plate

The Origins of Dutch Delftware

Everyone knows the blue and white vases, plates and dishes, which were made in the seventeenth and eighteenth century in the city of Delft inspired by and sometimes direct imitations of Chinese porcelain. Although the arrival of the Chinese porcelain by the Dutch East India Company in the early seventeenth century influenced Dutch pottery enormously,…