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TEFAF Maastricht will be held at the Maastricht Exhibition and Conference Center (MECC) from March 5th through 15th, 2020.

Polychrome Tea Canister Galleon

Polychrome Rectangular Tea Canister

In every newsletter we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome rectangular tea canister. This tea canister was probably made around 1740 at De Twee Romeinen (The Two Romans) factory on the Prinsengracht in Amsterdam. It is painted with manganese delineated galleons with full…

Petit Feu Plate With Flowers And Bow

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…

Polychrome Recumbent Delftware Cows

Pair of Polychrome Figures of Recumbent Cows

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this pair of polychrome figures of recumbent cows, made in Delft around 1765. The Delft potters were inspired by a seventeenth-century tradition. Each year the Butcher’s guild in Holland would hold a parade on the day…

Blue And White Chinoiserie Charger

Blue and White Chinoiserie Charger

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white chinoiserie charger.  This chinoiserie style charger depicts the preparation of tea using two different sizes of teapots. The large teapot functioned as a kettle to heat the water. The water was…

Antique Red Stoneware Teapots Explained By Aronson Antiquairs

Red Stoneware Teapot

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this red stoneware teapot from circa 1715, which was made by Jacobus de Caluwe. Although the trade of Chinese porcelain by the VOC (Dutch East India Company) became difficult from around 1650, because of the civil unrests…

Large Blue and White Tobacco Jar

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this large blue and white tobacco jar with brass cover from circa 1795. The large tobacco jar is painted with two Indian chieftains smoking a pipe standing next to a covered tobacco jar on a pedestal. They…

Polychrome Embracing Couple Group

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome embracing couple group from circa 1765. This embracing couple group is marked for Jacobus Adriaansz. Halder, who was the owner of De Grieksche A (The Greek A) factory from 1764 to 1768. His style was…

Tureen

Polychrome Putto and Goat Tureen and Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome putto and goat tureen, from circa 1765. Its cover is modeled as a reclining goat with a coat finely delineated in manganese, accompanied by a naked putto. By the middle of the eighteenth century dining…

Polychrome Figure Warming Hands

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…

Blue And White Small Bowl

Blue and White Small Bowl

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you one of the hidden gems of this year’s collection: a blue and white small bowl. This early bowl, made around 1670, is painted around the exterior with three medallions decorated with chinoiserie scenes of men…

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