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⚠️ Please note that TEFAF Maastricht has been shortened from it usual duration, after private previews on March 7 & 8, the show will run from the 9th through Thursday 14th

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…

Antique Dutch Pottery Blue and White Chamfered Square Plaque

Blue and White Chamfered Square Plaque

Every month we present you a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month, we would like to show you this stunning plaque. Did you notice there is a typical Dutch windmill located among the buildings on the far bank, but that is also shows an Asian pagoda? Already in the seventeenth century Holland was…

delft ware blue and white dragon jar

Blue and White Dragon Pattern Jar

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white covered ovoid jar painted boldly around the body with four scaly dragons. The jar bears the unidentified IW mark, which is probably for probably for Theodorus (called Dirck) Witsenburgh, the owner of…

Blue and White Armorial 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 armorial plate. The plate was commissioned at De Metaale Pot (The Metal Pot) factory during the ownership of Lambertus van Eenhoorn, from 1691 until 1721, or his widow Margaretha Teckmann until 1724.…

Blue and White Garniture

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white garniture. The garniture was made at De Drie Posteleyne Astonne (The Three Porcelain Ash-Barrels) factory, around 1690. Although Delftware initially was inspired on Chinese porcelain wares, the decoration of this garniture shows…

Blue and White 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 blue and white oval barber’s bowl. It was made around 1760 at De Porceleyne Byl (The Porcelain Axe) factory in the city of Delft. Other than often assumed, the round or oval depression at the…

Blue and White Teapot

In every newsletter we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this blue and white teapot from circa 1730. In Holland, where tea was an exotic and expensive luxury and consumed sparingly, teapots were of a small size. The tradition of drinking tea was strongly influenced…

Polychrome Delftware hare tureen

Small Polychrome Crouching Hare Tureen and Cover

In every newsletter we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome crouching hare tureen and cover from circa 1765. Zoomorphic tableware evolved from sugar or wax figures and bird-shaped pastries that decorated the Renaissance table. Especially the savory pie must have functioned as an…

Delftware plaque for wall suspension

Blue and White Small Plaque

Every month we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show you this blue and white oval plaque, made around 1705. The plaque depicts a lively tavern scene. Peasants are reveling as they watch a couple dancing to the music of a horn or shawm player. A skeptical…

sheep tureen

Polychrome Sheep Tureen and Cover

In every newsletter we present a special object from the Aronson Antiquairs’ collection. This month we would like to show this polychrome sheep tureen and cover from circa 1770. Zoomorphic tableware evolved from sugar or wax figures and bird-shaped pastries that decorated the Renaissance table. Especially the savory pie must have functioned as an inspiration…

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