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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…

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…

Blue and White Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white plate! As early as the late 15th century, exotic animals were collected by Europeans to be kept in their menagerie. It is known that innkeeper Jan Westerhoff had built a menagerie…

Polychrome Figure of a Seated Spaniel

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this cute polychrome figure of a Spaniel! The origins of the Spaniel (in old-Dutch Spioen) can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Its name refers to Spain, where many dog breeds were created or…

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