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Amsterdam, January 1, 2019
At the upcoming Winter Show in New York (Jan. 18 – 27) Aronson Antiquairs of Amsterdam will present a broad collection of Delftware animals made in Holland between 1700 and 1800. Amongst them an exceptional pair of models of leaping horses, made in the eastern Dutch city of Arnhem around 1765.
The pair is attributed to the factory of Johan van Kerckhoff, Arnhem
Each decorated in brown and yellow with light blue and manganese details, modeled affronté, rearing above a manganese tree stump issuing four green and yellow-leafed branches, the rounded rectangular base with a moulded edge marbleised in blue.
9 1/2 and 9 5/8 in. high

Exceptional Pair of Models of Leaping Horses Arnhem, circa 1765 Unmarked, attributed to the factory of Johan van Kerckhoff, Arnhem 9 1/2 and 9 5/8 in. high

Delftware has been a national symbol of Holland for almost 400 years. Initiated by the demand for the waning importation of Oriental porcelain from the 1640s, Delftware quickly became an iconic national product and one of the greatest Dutch achievements.

From the 1680s the Delftware industry was constantly innovating with new shapes, decorations and functions. Their products, like this large covered vase, were coveted by European nobility and royalty for their quality and diversity. The city of Delft rapidly became an inspiration to many European and even Oriental potters. 

At the height of production the artisans guild of Saint Luke counted almost 40 pottery factories in the small city of Delft. They were innovative and adapted to fill the needs of clients all over Europe, with the elegant term ‘faience’ becoming synonymous with ‘delftware.’

Aronson Antiquairs
Since 1881, over five generations of the Aronson family have brought to market the highest quality Delftware. We confidently ensure that private collectors and museum and corporate curators will discover fully researched authentic Delftware at Aronson Antiquairs in Amsterdam.

Robert Aronson is specialist with the TV program Tussen Kunst & Kitsch and is chairman of the Royal Dutch Antique Dealers Association. He is knowledge partner of specialist curators at several Dutch museums and provides ongoing sponsorship to the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague for their semi permanent exhibition “Delftware Wonderware.”

Further information and hi-res images, please contact us by e-mail or by phone.

While we are in New York for The Winter Show (Jan. 17 thru 28) you may also reach us on cell 646-415-2561.

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