Passion for Dutch Delftware

When Chinese porcelain was introduced in Europe around 1600 it ignited the production of ceramics in the Dutch city of Delft. Delft potters became trendsetters and soon went ‘from imitation to inspiration,’ their objects being copied in many European factories and even in late 17th century China and Japan (history).

Aronson Antiquairs has since 1881 shared the passion for Dutch Delftware with private collectors and museum and corporate curators around the world. For generations the Aronson family members have strived to gain and maintain the confidence of its clientele to collect the finest Delftware available.

Robert Aronson, specialist in 17th and 18th century Dutch Delftware and a “master in Delft blue” (magazine Residence) has “some of the world’s most sought-after example of rare Dutch Delftware” ( The Financial Times recently wrote that Delft at Aronson’s are “collectables to be discovered” and the Wall Street Journal calls them “exquisite antique examples” in their article “Delight in blue and white.

“At Aronson of Amsterdam, there are brilliant examples of Dutch delftware …
(If you thought delft was all blue and white, you’re wrong.)”


– The New York Times.



"Aronson notes that the most difficult colors for Dutch porcelain-makers to achieve then were yellow and black..." Nice read.
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True-bluez, Marie-José Dohmen and 3 others like this

Aronson Antiquairs of AmsterdamThis one however was made in Delft, around 1700; Blue and White Ewer Delft, circa 1692-1705 Marked LVD in blue for Lieve van Dalen, owner of 'De Moriaenshooft' factory Painted on the front with four figures laboring in a chair-caning workshop within a panel, and on the reverse with four birds amidst pierced rocks and ori-ental flowering plants, the neck with ruyi and foliate devices, and the handle with a foliate vine. Height: 23.7 cm. (95/16 in.) Provenance: The Bodenheim Collection, Amsterdam Literature: Van Dam, Vormen uit vuur 163, p. 24, pl. 8; Catalogue of the Grosvenor House Art and Antiques Fair, 1998, p. 60; Aronson, Dutch Delftware, 2001, ill. 1121 hours ago
True-bluezThe pitcher on the left looks like Royal Delft. I have a similar one.1 day ago

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