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Antique Majolica Polychrome Plate With A Beautiful Fruit

Majolica Polychrome Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this majolica polychrome plate. Made in the city of Haarlem around 1630, this majolica plate is the forerunner of Delftware. The plate is painted in the center in the typical colors used on majolica - ochre,…

White Ceramic Delft Figurines Aronson Antiquairs

Pair of White Delft Figures of a Young Lady and a Gentleman

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this lovely pair of white Delft figures of a young lady and a gentleman from circa 1775. Over the centuries, Dutch Delftware has been produced in many different guises, from plain white to brilliantly polychrome. Art…

De Grieksche A Delftware Blue And White Bottle Vase At Aronson Antiquairs

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, which is delicately painted with a bird in flight between a stand of lotus and a flowering prunus branch. Being marked SVE 2/ in blue for Samuel van Eenhoorn, this…

Ceramic Delftware Cuspidor Aronson Antiquairs

Blue and White Cuspidor

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this beautiful blue and white cuspidor, which was made in the city of Delft around 1740. The word ‘cuspidor’ (kwispedoor) comes from the same word in Portuguese: cuspidouro, meaning ‘place for spitting’ and has its…

How Dutch Antique Pottery Is Represented In Dutch Delftware

Blue and White Figure Emblematic of Winter

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white emblematic figure of Winter. The youth, wearing a soft hat, an open jacket and baggy breeches, has his hands tucked into his waistcoat to protect himself against the cold. This model…

Antique Ceramic Polychrome Model Of A Baby In A Crib At Aronson Antiquairs

Polychrome Model of a Baby in a Cradle

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 baby in a cradle, dated circa 1765. The little baby lies comfortably in its bright yellow cradle. Of course, the yellow delineated in iron-red represents wicker, the perfect material to create…

Ceramic Delft Blue And White Charger Aronson Antiquairs

Blue and White Charger

On September 17, 1787, the United States Constitution was signed in Philadelphia. However, Holland was simultaneously undergoing a great deal of tumult with the Prussian invasion. This blue and white charger, dated September 16, 1787 is a poignant reminder of the event. The text on the charger reads “September 16 was elk in lij, 3…

Garniture Of Polychrome Vases Antiques At Aronson Antiquairs

Garniture of Three Polychrome Vases and One Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this polychrome three-piece garniture that demonstrates the use of cold-painted bright red. It was made around 1700 by De Paauw (The Peacock) Factory in the city of Delft. Although many factories used cold painted decoration,…

Blue And White Antique Dutch Delftware Figure Of Atlas

Blue and White Figure of Atlas

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this remarkable blue and white figure of Atlas (circa 1710). The god, depicted as an older, bearded man, kneels on a pedestal and gazes upward. Although many people think Atlas is carrying the globe, or the world,…

Delftware Blue And White Chinoiserie Plate

Blue and White Chinoiserie Plate

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this lovely blue and white plate that is decorated with figures playing the ancient Chinese game of “Go.” The timeless subject echoes with the news when a computer recently outsmarted its human opponent in the strategic match.…

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