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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.…

Delft Pottery Blue And White Wine Pot At Aronson Antiquairs

Blue and White Wine Pot

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. The object of this month is a beautiful blue and white wine pot, from circa 1725. This very unusual wine pot functions by filling it through the opening beneath the ankle. The liquid is funneled into the body through a tube that forms a central…

Antique Delftware Pottery Blue And White Leaf Shaped Salt Cellars

Pair of Leaf-Shaped Salt Cellars

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. Since this month's newsletter is dedicated to all kinds of objects on the dinner table, we would like to present a wonderful pair of blue and white leaf-shaped salt cellars, from circa 1765. There is perhaps no natural substance upon which mankind has depended more…

The Grieksche A Delftware Kendi Aronson Antiquairs

Blue and White Chinoiserie Kendi

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you a wonderful blue and white Kendi. Kendis were drinking vessels made in China for export to south-east Asian markets such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. They were designed to hold liquids, the shape protecting the…

Antique Armorial Plates Delftware Blue And White

Pair of Blue and White Armorial Plates

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you a beautiful pair of blue and white armorial plates with the depiction of Cupids blowing bubbles with a mixture of soap, which would be kept in a mussel shell or wooden cup from which the bubbles were…

Antique Persian Blue Delftware

Persian Blue Spiced Wine Bowl and Cover

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. Since it is the holiday season we would like to show you a Dutch Delft object that is typical for around Christmas time: a ‘Persian Blue’ spiced wine bowl and cover. This bowl, dated circa 1700 and marked for De Paauw (The Peacock)…

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