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White Delftware Miniature Figures Antique

Pair of Blue and White Miniature Figures

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 miniature figures from circa 1700. Chinoiserie is a term used to describe Western art, ceramics, furniture, and architecture designed to evoke Chinese motifs and techniques. Two factors had a significant impact…

Blue And White Bottle Vase Antique Aronson Delftware

Blue and White Bottle Vase

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white bottle vase, from circa 1700. The vase is marked for Lambertus van Eenhoorn, who was the owner of De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory from 1691 until 1721. The delicately decorated vase…

Ceramic Antique Polychrome Charger

Majolica Polychrome Charger

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this majolica polychrome charger, made around 1630  in the city of Haarlem. In the sixteenth century, many potters from Antwerp migrated to the northern Netherlands and established themselves in various cities. By 1600, the city of Haarlem…

Child In High Chair Antique Delftware Ceramic

Polychrome Model of a Child in a High Chair

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this polychrome model of a child in a high chair, from circa 1770. Traditionally Delft little high chairs and other models of nursery furnishings, such as cradles and fire baskets, were given as gifts to celebrate an engagement…

Antique Polychrome Butter Vendor

Polychrome Figure of a Butter Vendor

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this polychrome figure of a butter vendor from 1760. Modeled as a young woman with a blue broad-brimmed hat and holding with both hands a large blue tub filled with three stacks of butter. Butter has been a…

Blue And White Antique Charger Delftware

Blue and White 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 charger from circa 1670. The importation of Chinese porcelain was halted after civil unrest in China during approximately forty years, starting from 1644. This opened up a great opportunity for Delft potters, whose faithful…

Delftware Polychrome Armorial Plate At Aronson Antiquairs

Polychrome Armorial Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this polychrome armorial plate from circa 1760. The arms and crest are those of Webster, Baronets of Battle Abbey, Co. Sussex, whose baronetcy was created in 1703, but became extinct in 1923. From the date of this…

Antique Ceramic Blue And White Sleigh

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 1750. Delft sleighs are often referred to as pipe stands, however these objects were probably used for decoration. Examples of Dutch porcelain pipe stands from circa 1780…

Antique Polychrome Stoves And Braziers

Pair of Polychrome Stoves and Braziers

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we present to you a pair of polychrome stoves and braziers, dated 1776. Foot stoves were used to warm the feet and were a common accessory in the Dutch household. The stoves were constructed with a wooden box that was ventilated…

Antique Polychrome 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 polychrome fluted barber’s bowl. It was made around 1765 in the city of Delft or Schiedam. Other than often assumed, the round or oval depression at the side of a barber's bowl was not intended…

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