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Delftware Milk Monkey Aronson

Polychrome Monkey-Form Milk Jug and Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome monkey-form milk jug and cover. The exotic and often comical monkey jugs, frequently intended as milk jugs with cheerful inscriptions on their bellies, enjoyed great popularity in Dutch Delftware. Jugs of this imaginative model…

Delftware Nursery Set

Polychrome Petit Feu Nursery Set

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome petit feu nursery set. This delicately painted nursery set was made around 1725 in the city of Delft. It comprises a cradle, a high chair, a baby walker and a so-called 'bakermand' (nursery basket),…

D2068 Polychrome and Gilded Delftware Flower plate

Polychrome Petit Feu and Gilded Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome petit feu and gilded plate. This delicately painted plate was made around 1730 in the city of Delft. It is executed in the so-called petit feu technique. The petit feu firing was one technique…

Pair of Blue and White Salt Cellars

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 salt cellars marked for Lambertus van Eenhoorn from circa 1710. Salt has been an invaluable commodity for thousands of years, used to preserve and flavor food and traded as…

Blue and White Tobacco Box and Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white tobacco box from circa 1765. A robust international trade network brought all types of exotic treasures to the Netherlands in the seventeenth century. The two major trading groups were the Dutch…

Pair of Strawberry Dishes and Stands

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this pair of blue and white strawberry dishes. What a joy it must have been to attend a dinner at a wealthy family in the eighteenth century. Not just a delight to be able to taste such foods,…

Pairs of Blue and White Shoes

Pair of Blue and White Slippers

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this pair of blue and white models of slippers! The model for slippers are seventeenth century mules, or trippen, a word used to describe a mule with an upturned toe. Trippen (or patijnen) were wooden…

Blue and White Delftware Ewer

Blue and White Delftware Ewer

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month a rare and interestingly modelled ewer by Lambertus Cleffius! Unlike his contemporaries, whose production is characterized by horror vacui, Lambertus Cleffius preferred spare decoration, as can be seen on this ewer. Although the shape was already known in the Netherlands in…

D1593 Pair of Cashmere Palette Reeded Small Vases

Pair of Polychrome Cashmere Reeded Vases

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month a beautiful pair of vases in a very rare palette! The delicate grand feu decoration on this pair of vases was in the middle of the 19th century given the descriptive title ‘cashmere’ for its likeness in color, and exotic, dense…

Polychrome Fluted Oval Barber's Bowl

Polychrome Fluted Oval Barber’s Bowl

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this utilitarian object! Other than often assumed, the round or oval depression at the side of a barber’s bowl was not intended to house a piece of soap but rather a shaving ball. The barber…

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