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Blue and White Model of a Sleigh

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white model of a sleigh, from circa 1770, which is marked for De Klaauw (The Claw) factory. The sleigh ride was a quintessential, and often necessary form of winter entertainment. During treacherous winters, the…

Antique Kraak-style Jar At Aronson Antiquairs

Blue and White Kraak-Style Ovoid Jar

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 kraak-style ovoid jar from circa 1700. From approximately 1605 to 1635, the VOC mostly imported Chinese porcelain known as ‘Kraakporselein’ (Kraak-porcelain) to Holland, a name that possibly derived from the Portuguese…

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…

D1618 Petit Feu Polychrome And Gilded Puzzle Jug

Petit Feu Polychrome and Gilded Puzzle Jug

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this petit feu and gilded puzzle jug from circa 1730. The puzzle jug is one of the oldest jokes in the Delft potters’ continually playful repertoire. Puzzle jugs were intended as an amusing tavern game…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Pair of Miniature Blue and White Bottle Vases

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this pair of miniature blue and white bottle vases from circa 1700. During the Golden Age of Holland, miniatures were often sold at annual markets or kermissen and were called poppengoed (doll’s ware). Rapidly, they…

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