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14May 20
The Delft Blue Detective

The Delft Blue Detective

Toen Robert Aronson ontdekte dat er naast het antieke Delfts blauwe beeldje van Queen Mary ook een King William bleek te bestaan, ontplofte hij bijna van opwinding, maar hij zei niets, behalve, zo zacht als hij kon: ‘eureka’. In het diepste geheim stuurde hij zijn…

01Apr 19
Apple Announces ‘Delft Blue’ Products

Apple Announces ‘Delft Blue’ Products

Amsterdam, April 1, 2019 Apple releases Spring 2019 iPhone cases and watch bands with ‘Delft Blue’ color in the lead.  "We have long been great fans of Apple products, it is now nice to see that Apple draws inspiration from us too." (Link to original…

19Oct 18
When Delftware Inspires:  “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond”

When Delftware inspires: “Guo Pei: Couture Beyond”

Look at this blue and white dress in the exhibition ‘Guo Pei: Couture Beyond.’ Organized by the Vancouver Art Gallery in collaboration with Atlanta’s SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion + Film, this exhibition features more than forty breathtaking designs by China’s foremost couturière. GuopeiSCAD FASH Museum of…

09Aug 18
Marcel Wanders Launches A Limited Edition Of Delftware Mickey Mouse Figures

Marcel Wanders launches a limited edition of Delftware Mickey Mouse figures

Dutch Delftware will never cease to inspire. For the 90th anniversary of Mickey Mouse, the designer Marcel Wanders re-interprets the ancient Delft Blue technique in a contemporary way. The piece is made entirely by hand in the brand’s historic atelier in Normandy, France. Only eight copies, all…

04Jun 18
Soon On The Dutch Antiques Roadshow, Tussen Kunst & Kitsch

Soon on the Dutch Antiques Roadshow, Tussen Kunst & Kitsch

During the first weekend of June 2018 we recorded the anniversary edition of the Dutch version of the Antiques Roadshow ‘Tussen Kunst & Kitsch.’ To celebrate the start of the 35th season, the shoot took place at the Gallery of Honor of the Rijksmuseum in…

30May 18
From June 1st, Rendez-vous In The Gardens Of The Paleis Het Loo

From June 1st, Rendez-vous in the gardens of the Paleis Het Loo

From 1 June till 30 September From June 1st, the beautiful replicas of Dutch Delftware vases are back in the gardens of the palace. The vases are produced based on three existing authentic vases, that were made in the 17th century for the first residents of…

29May 18
Made In Holland At The Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

Made in Holland at the Keramiekmuseum Princessehof

From 2 June 2018 till 30 June 2019 With Made in Holland: 400 years a global brand, the Princessehof presents a high-profile exhibition on four Dutch success stories: Delft Blue, Maastricht pottery, Art Nouveau ceramics and Dutch Design. By means of impressive flower pyramids, colorful Boerenbont, popular Gouda pottery…

19Apr 18
Promoting Delftware In Hong Kong

Promoting Delftware in Hong Kong

During a short and fruitful trip to Hong Kong in the second week of April Robert Aronson met with several collectors and museum curators. On Monday April 9th he attended a reception with Dutch entrepreneurs at the gorgeous Residence of the Consul General of the…

06Mar 18
Aronson Antiquairs At TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Aronson Antiquairs at TEFAF Maastricht 2018

Aronson Antiquairs will be presenting their 2018 collection at TEFAF Maastricht (MECC - March 10 through 18). TEFAF Maastricht is universally regarded as the world’s leading art fair, setting the standard for excellence in the art market. The Fair truly is an event not to…

05Mar 18
New: Our 2018 Collection In 360° On Aronson.com

New: Our 2018 collection in 360° on aronson.com

We are proud to announce that we introduced 360 degree images on our corporate website : aronson.com. You can know examine the beautiful pieces of our 2018 collection in three dimensions. This very rare polychrome figure of a street vendor will be displayed at TEFAF…

02Mar 18
East And West Meet At The Groninger Museum

East and West meet at the Groninger Museum

Until March 24th, 2019 will be held the exhibition "The World at Home: Asian porcelain and Delft pottery" at the Groninger Museum in Groningen. In  the 17th and 18th centuries, Dutch interiors were enriched by Asian influences. The Dutch East India Company and individuals imported…

16Nov 17
20th And 21st Of November: Passionately Inspired, Sonja Ter Heijden

20th and 21st of November: Passionately Inspired, Sonja ter Heijden

Sonja ter Heijden feels closely connected with the city of Delft. Therefore it is not surprising that her passion for Delftware serves as a source of inspiration for her paintings. Sonja catches the beauty and rich history of the Delft objects beautifully in her paintings. With her love for the…

27Oct 17
Three Delftware Highlights At TEFAF New York Fall 2017

Three Delftware highlights at TEFAF New York Fall 2017

From October 28-November 1, 2017, TEFAF New York Fall will return to the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City. Ninetythree dealers from thirteen countries are presenting the finest quality art from across the ages. Amongst them, Aronson Antiquairs brought the absolute highlights of the…

15May 17
Fashion Design : Tess Van Zalinge X Royal Delft

Fashion Design : Tess van Zalinge x Royal Delft

This is Royal Delft as you have never seen before. Dutch fashion designer, Tess van Zalinge’s newest collection ‘Tess van Zalinge x Royal Delft’ combines the crafts of hand painting Delft Blue and making clothes in a unique manner. From 19 May to 15 July…

15Mar 17
Large Delftware Vase To Minneapolis

Large Delftware Vase to Minneapolis

Mia acquires spectacular 17th century Delftware flower vase Maastricht, March 14, 2017 The Minneapolis Institute of Art acquired spectacular seventeenth century blue and white baluster-shaped flower vase from Aronson Antiquairs. Although the flower vase is unmarked, many of its stylistic details suggest that it was designed, painted and produced by…

12Mar 17
Quality And Context At TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Quality and Context at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Works of extraordinary provenance and quality take the lead at TEFAF Maastricht, the world’s leading fine art and antiques fair, which takes place at the MECC (Maastricht Exhibition & Congress Centre) from 10-19 March 2017. TEFAF Maastricht provides an unrivalled market place for the world's…

03Mar 17
Important And Rare Delftware Collection At TEFAF Maastricht 2017

Important and Rare Delftware Collection at TEFAF Maastricht 2017

For TEFAF Maastricht 2017, Aronson Antiquairs will be presenting a selection of objects including works from two outstanding collections: The Nijstad and the Morpurgo collection. The Nijstad family has been deeply wedded to art and antiques for as long as anyone can remember. The collection…

29Nov 16
Blue And White Delftware Concept Stand At PAN Amsterdam

Blue and white Delftware concept stand at PAN Amsterdam

At PAN Amsterdam, the Dutch national Dutch art fair, which ran in the last week of November 2016, Aronson Antiquairs presented a true concept stand. It was a true card-de-visite for the company as it focused on blue and white Delftware from both the 17th…

26Oct 16
The Victoria And Albert Museum Retraces The History Of Garnitures

The Victoria and Albert Museum retraces the history of garnitures

The Victoria and Albert Museum opened on 11th October a new exhibition entirely devoted to the garnitures and their influence on interior design. As it is explained in the video below, garnitures "are sets of vases or other ceramic vessels used to embellish or garnish the interior and…

10Oct 16
Paris Fashion Week: Delft Designs At SAGOI

Paris Fashion week: Delft designs at SAGOI

Delftware has never ceased to inspire artists. After Christian Dior, Valentino, or Dolce & Gabbana, it is the turn to Liselore Frowijn, designer for SAGOI, to reinterpret the iconic Delftware patterns. On the opening day of Paris Fashion Week, the upcoming designer unveiled an amazing spring/summer…

28Sep 16
City Of Harlingen Celebrates The ‘Month Of Earthenware’

City of Harlingen celebrates the ‘Month of Earthenware’

The entire month of November the city of Harlingen celebrates the ‘Month of Earthenware’. The Hannemahuis, the Harlingen Earthenware and Tile factory show the beauty of the Frisian ceramics. The Hannemahuis will show highlights of the important collection of Minze van den Akker.

15Sep 16
New Neighbourhood Called ‘Delft Village’

New neighbourhood called ‘Delft village’

The city of Delft will get a new neighbourhood called ‘Delft village’ that is dedicated to the history of the city. The houses will have blue and white facades, inspired by the Delft blue miniature houses filled with gin which the KLM handed out to…

29Aug 16
The Rijksmuseum Has Acquired A New Piece Of Delft

The Rijksmuseum has acquired a new piece of Delft

The Rijksmuseum has acquired a new piece of Delft: a rare blue and white biblical plaque, which is dated 1663 and bears the initial A.I. The depicted scene is a famous one: The last supper, with the twelve apostles surrounding Christ seated at an elongated…

19Oct 14

Leading experts in this field

For an account of the current state of collections of Delft faience, we have asked Robert Aronson for enlightenment, one of the leading experts in this field, as well as the heir to a long and distinguished antiques tradition in Amsterdam (www.aronson.com). — "per avere…

06Sep 14

Collectors’ Focus

Apollo, March 2014, pp. 172-173 Delftware has been collected since the early 17th century, but it is the English variety that commands the highest prices. The market is rather selective, but renewed dealer interest suggest delft – both Dutch and British – is increasingly sought…

10Aug 14

Article Universe Magazine

‘Rare antiques; Robert D. Aronson is the fifth generation to manage Aronson Antiquairs, a family firm founded in 1881. Based in the heart of Amsterdam’s Old Town, he has made a speciality of Dutch Delftware, pottery made in the Netherlands during the 17th and 18th…

09Aug 14
Article Winkelstories

Article Winkelstories

‘In Amsterdam zijn nog zeven kunsthandels/antiquairs, die hun oorsprong hebben in de 19de eeuw, terwijl het ook nog familiebedrijven zijn. Aronson Antiquairs sinds 1969 gevestigd in de Nieuwe Spiegelstraat 39, is daar één van.’ (‘There are seven art/antiques dealers still in Amsterdam, who have their…

08Aug 14

Article Het Laatste Nieuws, Belgium

'Amsterdam Pan - De Nederlandse Kunst- en Antiekbeurs heet nu 'Eigentijds' te zijn. U kan dus rekenen op een zeer ruim aanbod, met Nederlandse accenten in design, juwelen, schilderkunst en aardewerk. Delft blijft een van de sterke punten van deze beurs en de stand van…

07Aug 14
Article Herald Tribune

Article Herald Tribune

By Heidi Ellison March 14-15, 2009 Robert Aronson’s enthusiasm for his specialty, Dutch Delftware, is contagious. “This is our strongest and most diverse collection in many years,” he says, and that’s saying something, since the Amsterdam-based family business, Aronson Antiquairs, has been in operation for…

06Aug 14
Article Kunst & Antiek Journaal

Article Kunst & Antiek Journaal

‘Een unieke Delftse plaque - Op de komende PAN zal in de stand van Aronson Antiquairs een unieke Delftse plaque worden gepresenteerd ... die u zeker ... moet gaan zien.’ (‘A unique Dutch Delftware plaque - At the upcoming PAN fair a unique Dutch Delftware…

05Aug 14

Article Chapeau!

‘First “green” stand at TEFAF ... Sustainability is a hot topic these days. TEFAF also wants to play its part in efforts to protect the planet and above all promote the careful use of energy resources. Antiques dealer Robert Aronson from Amsterdam will have a…

04Aug 14
Article Herald Tribune

Article Herald Tribune

By Heidi Ellison March 8-9, 2008 In case anyone still thinks of antique dealers as being quaint and old-fashioned, that image will be quickly dispelled by an encounter with Robert Aronson, a specialist in Dutch Delftware, Asian art and Continental furniture, at the Aronson Antiquairs…

03Aug 14
Article Kunst & Antiek Journaal

Article Kunst & Antiek Journaal

‘Uniek Delfts aardewerk ... Jarenlang was het niet bekend waar zich de belangrijke collectie Delfts aardewerk van dr. F.H. Fentener van Vlissingen bevond. Onlangs echter wist Robert Aronson er vijftien belangrijke stukken uit te kopen. ...’ (‘Unique Dutch Delftware ... For years it was unknown…

03Aug 14
Article Financieele Dagblad

Article Financieele Dagblad

‘... Aronson Antiquairs uit Amsterdam brengt op Tefaf daarom een absoluut topstuk van Neerlands Handelsroem: een Hoppesteyn-schotel met chinoiseriedecor uit de late 17e eeuw. ...’ (... Aronson Antiquairs from Amsterdam will therefor bring an absolute highlight of the Dutch traders fame: a Hoppesteyn dish with…

02Aug 14

Article China Finance Online

‘...Aronson of Amsterdam, founded in 1881, offers some of the earliest and rarest ceramics objects produced by the Delft factories in the 17th and 18th centuries...’ 金融界 (JRJ.com China Finance Online – the Only US-listed Chinese Online Financial Information/Service Company) January 4, 2008 website

01Aug 14
Dave R. Aronson

Dave R. Aronson

Dave Aronson was Europe’s leading expert on Delft earthenware. With its blue-and-white pattern it is reckoned to be the oldest in Europe, going back to the 16th century and predating Sèvres, Meissen and Wedgwood porcelain. Aronson did not undergo any formal training to acquire his…

30Jul 14

Article Antiques And The Arts Weekly

‘Returning after a five-year absence is Aronson Antiquairs of Amsterdam, best known for Seventeenth Century and Eighteenth Century delftware. Founded by patriarch Leon Aronson in 1881, the family-owned business is directed by father and son Dave and Robert Aronson.’ writing about The Winter Antiques Show,…

29Jul 14

Article Antiques Trade Gazette

‘... Aronson Antiquairs at Nieuwe Spiegelstraat, Amsterdam, is known internationally as a top dealership in Dutch faience, particularly Delftware. ... Dave Aronson is a Maastricht fixture, not just as a long-time exhibitor but also as chairman of antiques at the fair ... and chairman of…

28Jul 14
Article Veranda

Article Veranda

‘… Among the decorative arts, nothing is perhaps more Dutch than Delftware. These striking blue and white as well as polychrome ceramics have long been a staple of important American collections, including those of the Fricks and Mellons … Robert Aronson of Amsterdam-based Aronson Antiquairs,…

26Jul 14
Article Weltkunst (about TEFAF Maastricht)

Article Weltkunst (about TEFAF Maastricht)

‘… Datierte Delfter Keramiek ist selten, doch kann Aronson (Amsterdam) einen Krug mit der Datierung 1754 anbieten…’ (…Dated Dutch Delftware is rare, yet Aronson (Amsterdam) is able to offer a jug bearing the date 1754…) Weltkunst (about TEFAF Maastricht) March 2006 website

20Jul 14

More in the press about Aronson Antiquairs

‘…Nu, 125 jaar later, is Aronson Antiquairs dé wereldwijde spacialist op het gebied van Delfts aardewerk.’ (…Now, 125 years later, Aronson Antiquairs is the worldwide specialist in the field of Dutch Delftware.) More Than Classic Nr. 1 - 2006 website 'De Amsterdamse Dave Aronson staat…

01Jul 14

Article Antiques & Fine Art

‘...A pair of magnificent polychrome and gilded Chinoiserie vases, Delft, circa 1680-85, at Aronson Antiquairs.’ Discussing the also illustrated pair of Hoppesteyn vases as a hightlight at TEFAF Maastricht Antiques & Fine Art Summer 2011 AFAmag.com

15Jan 14

Drink Up!

In New York, January 2014 Oh, those wild and crazy 18th-century Dutch. What party animals they were.

16Mar 12

Seen and Heard at the European Fine Art Fair: TEFAF Day One

Robert Aronson, the Amsterdam dealer known for his spectacular Delft pottery, nixed rumors that the recent hike in the Dutch Value Added Tax to 19% might prompt TEFAF to move to Brussels. "No one on the executive committee wants that," says Aronson, who is himself an…

03Jan 12
20 Reasons To Love Americana, Day 4

20 Reasons To Love Americana, Day 4

ANTIQUES AND THE ARTS WEEKLY, JANUARY 3, 2012 Today’s blog showcasing standout examples of Americana that will be offered at the Winter Antiques Show January 19–29 at New York City’s Park Avenue Armory proves that two are better than one with a rare pair of…

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