There were 33 factories in Delft. Of all of these factories, the only one remaining today is Royal Delft.
Since late 16th, Delft Blue was designed to cope with Famous white and blue Chinese porcelain. The Delftware potters preferred to call their earthenware “porcelain”, it was only a “cheaper” version of the real Chinese porcelain. Delft Pottery made of Dutch composite clays that were coated with a tin glaze after it was fired.
Delft blue pottery is still painted entirely by hand according to centuries-old traditions. Designs are inspired by the Chinese porcelain from the Ming and Kang Hsi dynasties. Typical Dutch land and seascapes start to appear from the beginning of the 17th century.
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One of the maritime trade routes passed through the Spanish island of Mallorca, from which the name “Maiolica” developed for a certain type of glazed pottery. Decorated in colours on a white background, either depicting historical or mythical scenes.
Authentic Delftware ; The original Delft Pottery De Delftse Pauw (The Delft Peacock) from the 17th century located in the north of the city Delft on the Delftweg.
All Royal Delft products from De Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles are fully handpainted which makes it the most wanted brand for collectors and connoisseurs.
The chemical and physical reaction between clay, “engobe”, paint and glaze at that temperature is what creates the typical Delft Blue color.
Delft Blue Earthenware: The world famous Delftware inspired by Chinese motives has for centuries been completely hand painted. Refined flower, leaf and vines motifs interspersed with ornamental birds or typical Dutch landscapes and seascapes are still the subjects of the painting of the pottery of the “Royal Delft” as it was in the 17th century.
Polychrome is the name for the Royal Delft pottery of the Porcelain Bottle whose primary colors are formed by blue, yellow, green and red. The origin of these “Majolika” colors were already in use in the 17th century. The knowledge about the application of these colors came from the countries surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
Between 1600 and 1800, Delft was one of the most important pottery producers in Europe. The Delft Blue pottery was immensely popular, and was collected by rich families throughout the world… Nowadays, the renewed interest in Delft Pottery still alive.
Featuring beautiful Windmills, fishing boats and other typical Dutch icons, Delft Blue tiles… Various pretty designed Wall plates, Vases, Jugs and Bowls, Dishes, Shoes, Figurines, Boxes, Candle holders, Tulip Vases, Clocks, Tiles and Frames Tiles are available.
a treasured piece of Delftware? make sure that it bears the hand painted “Delfts Blauw” brand name as a sign of its authenticity.
Please note: All Delft Blue Items pictured above are ours. Delft Blue and Delfts Blauw pottery available for sale and on request. Delft Wall Clock in shop soon.
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