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. Rapidly the most skilful Delft factories, such as De Grieksche A, De Paeuw or De Porceleyne Fles, led the production and decoration of Delft faience to such a degree of perfection that its success spread around the entire European continent and even back to China. (history).

Robert D. Aronson, director of Aronson Antiquairs in Amsterdam

Robert D. Aronson

Since 1881 and over five generations Aronson Antiquairs has shared the passion for Dutch Delftware with private collectors and museum and corporate curators around the world. 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.

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The Cape of Good Hope was the first stop on the long journey. Stock was replenished, water refreshed and the sick were offloaded. If necessary or possible, new sailers boarded, as did travelers and officials traveling to the East. When the winds were still good, the ships sailed on to the Far East, some making an additional stop at Galle, Sri Lanka, where the best cinnamon could be had. Read more.

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“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.



Chairing the annual meeting of the royal Dutch antiques dealers association #KoninklijkeVHOK. High attendance with about 45 voting members present. ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations to the Rijksmuseum and curator ms. F. Diercks with this latest gorgeous #Delftware acquisition, a plaque dated 1663. ... See MoreSee Less

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Oxana Lopatina, Ben Knelange and 23 others like this

John G. AronsonJust outstanding! Way to go Diercks!4 days ago   ·  1
Femke DiercksThanks Robert Aronson!4 days ago   ·  1
Leonne Commandeur-van BakelThat is amazing!!!4 days ago   ·  1

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