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Polychrome Oval Plaque

Blue and Manganese Oval Plaque

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this plaque from circa 1745. Faience was made throughout Europe, yet until around 1900, anything that looked typically Dutch was labeled Delftware. It was not until between 1910 and 1920 that a reasonable distinction was…

Joy on the Ice on Delftware

Between 1550 and 1850, the Netherlands experienced exceptionally cold winters and relatively cool summers, a period in meteorological history known as the ‘Little Ice Age.’ The storms, freezing cold, ice and snow of these Dutch winters lent themselves to enchanting and atmospheric scenes often portrayed in seventeenth-century paintings. These joyful scenes of snow and ice…

Pair of Blue and White Candlesticks

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this pair of blue and white candlesticks from circa 1765. Before electrification, candles were the main source of light after dark. However, they were considered a luxury, even in the well-to-do home. Thus, the expression…

Delft Silver

During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the city of Delft boasted a number of flourishing industries in addition to the well known earthenware. There was a cloth industry, breweries, and also a rich silver industry. Around 1600, the finest silver objects in the Low Countries were made in Delft. The city was transformed when William…

Blue And White Jardinières

Pair of Small Blue and White Jardinières with Stands

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this pair of small blue and white jardinières with stands from circa 1780. In the second half of the 17th century many of the wealthy urban bourgeoisie built country residences (Buitenplaatsen) along the Amstel, Spaarne…

De Metaale Pot Factory

In a building named “de metalen Poth”, located on the Geer, the present Lange Geer in the city of Delft, the factory arose in 1670 as the last in row of four Delftware factories. On the south side of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) was 't Fortuyn ( The Fortune) factory and to the…

Pair of Polychrome Figures of Prancing Horses

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this pair of polychrome figures of prancing horses from circa 1770. This pair of horses is marked for Johannes van Duijn, the owner of De Porceleyne Schotel (The Porcelain Dish) factory from 1764 to 1772,…

The Collection of A.H.H. Van der Burgh

At the end of the nineteenth century, there were very few pieces of Dutch Delftware in museum collections. The most important collections of Delftware objects, both in quantity and in quality, were assembled by private collectors. One of these important private collectors was John F. Loudon, whose collection of approximately 500 objects was donated to…

Antique Delftware Ewer

Blue and White Ewer

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this blue and white ewer from circa 1690. This ewer forms an interesting link between Italian maiolica, Nevers faience and Dutch Delftware. Although the shape was already known in the Netherlands in silver or pewter…

Polychrome Delftware Goat Butter Tubs

De Twee Scheepjes (The Two Little Ships) Factory

De Twee Scheepjes (The Two Little Ships) factory was active since 1619, and flourished especially in the eighteenth century. The factory was located on the south side of the Molslaan.1 In 1619, Adriaan Cornelisz. Kater purchased a house with a yard and a shed that may have already functioned as a pottery. This sale marks…

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