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⚠️  Please note that TEFAF Maastricht announced their new dates and will be held from June 25 through 30, 2022. New dates for The Winter Show (New York) will be announced shortly.
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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 was started by Abraham Nijstad (1835-1903), who in 1862, set up an antique gallery. He transmitted his love for art to his son, Hartog ‘Hart’ Nijstad, who later developed with his wife Kitty an amazing collection of Delftware objects. To know more about the Nijstad collection, please click here.

An absolute highlight of the Nijstad collection is a pair of Polychrome groups of boys riding lions. As it is explained in the catalogue of the 2017 collection, his unique pair of rond de bosse figurines can be seen as a result of an artistic syncretism between Chinese motifs and Dutch culture.

The Morpurgo collection is the result of the expertise and dedication of four successive generations. The famous Amsterdam dynasty was renown for their knowledge and trade of antiques. One of their long treasured objects is an amazing plaque painted by Frederik van Frijtom. The work of this famous Delft artist is recognisable thanks to his very delicate pointillist touch. Only about fifty known plaques are attributed to him. If you wish to know more about his work, please click here.

In addition, a wide selection of animal figurines will be on display for the collectors’ greatest pleasure.

TEFAF, the world’s pre-eminent fair of art and antiques, will be held from 9th to 19th March 2017 in Maastricht. Robert Aronson and his team will be delighted to welcome you at the stand.


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